German court suspends trial of lawsuit linking Tüv Süd to Brazil Brumadinho tragedy

In the lawsuit, valued at least $400 million, the German firm is accused of negligence, for certifying the safety of the dam by applying verification standards that did not correspond to international levels, allowing the dam to operate.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After about three hours of hearing, the Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany, suspended the trial of the civil action filed by the municipality of Brumadinho (MG) and families of victims of the 2019 tragedy against the certifier Tüv Süd. The three judges responsible for the analysis asked for more time to evaluate the case, which will have a new session in February 2022.

Tüv Süd performed the inspection that cleared the operation of Vale's tailings dam in the Brumadinho region, which ruptured on January 25 of that year. The accident . . .

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