Lawsuit Against Vale Seeks Compensation of R$10 million per Brumadinho Victim

"Our goal is to fight for a change in the shameful compensation parameters practiced in Brazil."

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Relatives of a family who died while staying at Pousada Nova Estância, buried at the break of the Vale Dam in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais), in January of this year, filed a lawsuit against the mining company.

They are requesting compensation of R$10 million per each deceased relative and the company to issue a formal apology to the victims. The company said it has not yet been sued.

The lawsuit, claiming a total of R$40 million, was filed by family members
of siblings Camila and Luiz Taliberti Ribeiro da . . .

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