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24 Jul 2013


Anglo American silicosis claimants turn to South African courts

A British court has thrown out a lawsuit against Anglo American South Africa brought by miners who contracted the deadly lung disease silicosis when they worked in South Africa, saying it did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter. A lawyer for the 2,336 miners said…many of them planned to file papers in the next few days in South Africa seeking damages against the South African unit of the global mining giant. "Anglo American South Africa believes that the court correctly found that the English court does not have jurisdiction to hear this claim," said Anglo American spokesman Pranill Ramchander…The cases to be filed in South Africa will be separate from a class action suit filed earlier this year against the South African arm of Anglo American and 29 other defendants.

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UK court declines to hear lawsuit against Anglo American South Africa brought by miners suffering from silicosis

Gold miner silicosis litigation (re So. Africa)