Mining Litigation

Just in time for this year’s PDAC International Convention in Toronto, Osler lawyers Mark Gelowitz, Laura Fric, Riyaz Dattu and Jennifer Fairfax, released this paper, Hot Topics in Mining Litigation: It includes lessons already for Canadian mining companies and other investors from the largest class action launched in South Africa’s history, in January 2013, against 30 gold mining firms, alleging that 17,000 miners had contracted silicosis (a respiratory disease caused by inhaling silica dust) after working in South African mines.

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