RIO DE JANEIRO, March 16 Brazilian iron ore
miner Vale SA said on Thursday that a federal court
in Minas Gerais has suspended a case brought by prosecutors
seeking 155 billion reais ($49.7 billion) in damages for the
2015 Samarco mine disaster.
Vale said in a securities filing the court suspended other
lawsuits to facilitate negotiation of a final deal on damages
resulting from the collapse of a tailings dam at the mine - a
joint venture between Vale and the world's largest mining
company, BHP Billiton Ltd.
($1 = 3.1180 reais)
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Daniel Flynn)