Brazil judge dismisses $5.7 bln civil suit against Samarco -Vale
BRASILIA, June 13 (Reuters) - Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA said on Monday that a 20 billion reais ($5.7 billion) civil suit over last year's Samarco mine disaster has been dismissed, the company said in a securities filing.
The mine is operated by Samarco Mineração SA, a joint venture between Vale and the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd. Vale said the judge did not rule on the merits of the case.
($1 = 3.4814 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Chris Reese)
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