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Liverpool hosts ‘largest ever’ £3.8bn group action

first_imgA $5bn (£3.8bn) group action pitting representatives of potentially more than 200,000 Brazilians against mining giant BHP Billiton has been filed. It is said to be the largest claim in UK legal history.International firm SPG Law says it is seeking compensation for victims of the Samarco dam collapse in Brazil in 2015. The disaster was reported to have killed 19 people and displaced around 700, destroying many nearby villages.The claim, filed in the Business and Property Courts in Liverpool, alleges that a series of failures and errors of judgment over several years lead to the disaster.In April, the Gazette reported that lawyers acting for the claimants had persuaded the High Court to reject an application to move the case from Liverpool to the Rolls Building in London. BHP was represented in that case by magic circle firm Slaughter and May.When the claim was announced SPG partner Tom Goodhead told the Gazette the firm chose to litigate in Liverpool not only because the firm is based in the city but also because it was keen to show that cities other than London can be an attractive forum for international dispute resolution.The claimants submit that BHP Billiton;Had been aware of escalating safety concerns surrounding the dam’s integrity and was knowingly responsible for decision-making around its operation and maintenance;Failed to heed and act upon repeated warnings from independent experts and dam safety advisers regarding recommended safety improvements;Put pursuit of profit over human and environmental risk, despite the company’s stated claims to hold the principles of ‘safety’ and ‘sustainability’ at the heart of the BHP charter of values.Goodhead said: ‘Driven by concern for declining revenues amidst the falling market price of iron ore, the company took risks, increased production and turned a blind eye to dangers that ultimately claimed lives and destroyed communities. BHP was woefully negligent in its duty of care and the damages sought are entirely commensurate with the devastation the company has wrought.’last_img read more

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‘We executed our game plan’ – Lam

first_imgThe head coach, whose side touched down twice through Steven Luatua and Dan Thomas, also hailed the composure of match-winner, Ian Madigan, insisting he had complete faith in the Irishman ahead of his last-gasp penalty.”We know their (Saracens) quality and to me, there isn’t really a first, second or third team of Saracens,” he said.”They’ve built an unbelievable legacy and the quality of the players that they have, and the good young ones that they have coming through. It’s what we aspire to be in 20 years’ time. That’s what we’re building for.”But it wasn’t about who came on, it was about us and the discipline of the game plan but to keep bringing the passion, desire, game plan, the defence and our kick-chase.”The boys implemented a game plan I looked at three weeks ago to play Saracens.”We went through it, we walked through it and we ran a lot of little plays and big picture stuff, why we were doing it and the boys really bought into it. “The boys implemented a game plan I looked at three weeks ago to play Saracens.”We went through it, we walked through it and we ran a lot of little plays and big picture stuff, why we were doing it and the boys really bought into it.” Pat Lam, head coach “But it’s all very well having the game plan, you need passion, desire, our culture; everything channelled into that and, bar a couple of mistakes, they implemented it outstandingly well and we got the win from it.””Mads is world class at kicking and if I had anyone in the world to step up and do clutch kicking (it would be him).”He did that at Northampton, he did that at Gloucester and he’s a world class goal-kicker.”So, when we got that penalty, I was very composed, but in my head, I knew this was a win because that what he does, he’s very good.”But to get that penalty was the key, the way we stuck to the game plan. With three, four, five minutes to go, and I could hear the crowd getting frustrated, thinking we should run it, but I said to the boys, stick to the plan, get it down there and the opportunity will come.”last_img read more

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