BHP Billiton Falls Most Since 2008 After Samarco Dam Suit: Chart

BHP Billiton Ltd. declined as much as 9.8 percent in Sydney Wednesday, heading for its steepest drop since 2008. Brazilian prosecutors have filed a civil suit against BHP, Vale SA and their joint venture over a November dam rupture that killed as many as 19 people and caused severe environmental damage. BHP said it hadn’t yet received formal notice of the claim.

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