Brazil’s Handling Of The Mariana Dam Disaster Labelled A ‘Travesty Of Justice’

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A newly published UN human rights council report claims that ‘urgent attention’ is required to address Brazil’s ‘regression from its human rights obligations’. The advice comes from UN Special Rapporteur Bashkut Tunak after he revealed that none of the 42 projects to repair damage from the 2015 Mariana dam disaster are on track. The UN […]

PGMBM Instructs Serle Court In Easyjet Data Breach Litigation

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PGMBM has instructed Sophie Holcombe and David Blayney QC of Serle Court in ongoing litigation against the aviation giant easyJet. In May, the airline announced that it had been subjected to a data theft attack, under which the confidential information of over nine million customers had been breached.  In over 2,000 cases, this included credit card details, alongside email addresses, […]

BHP Billiton ‘Woefully Negligent’ Over Brazil Dam Collapse

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The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British court. The Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton is being sued for about £5bn by Brazilian victims of the Samarco dam collapse in Mariana four years ago. The class action case was filed in the Liverpool High […]