Case Spotlight: BHP Billiton

By Allison Gosman, Senior Marketing Specialist, Financial Recovery Technologies

CompanyBHP Billiton
ClaimsBreach of continuous disclosure obligations, and misleading and deceptive conduct
Relevant PeriodOctober 1, 2013 – February 5, 2016
Participation DeadlineTBD


On November 5, 2015, the Fundao Dam at the Germano iron ore mine in Brazil, which was co-owned by BHP Billiton (“BHP”), an Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum dual-listed public company, collapsed, causing a dramatic mudslide, killing 19 people and causing permanent environmental damage. Currently, the company is being investigated for allegedly misleading investors regarding its safety and monitoring protocols in relation to the collapse.


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