Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: Investor Class Action Filed Against Vale S.A. for Securities Fraud Violations
Company Name: Vale S.A.
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Case Number: 19-cv-00526
Judge: The Hon. Raymond J. Dearie
Class period: between July 28, 2016 and February 6, 2019
Security Type: Securities

Case Background:

On January 28, 2019, the initial complaint in this securities class action was filed against Vale S.A. (“Vale”), and certain of Vale’s directors and officers, asserting violations of sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act.  

The complaint alleged that the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Vale had failed to adequately assess the risk and damage potential of a dam breach at its Feijão iron ore mine; (2) Vale’s programs to mitigate health and safety incidents were inadequate; (3) consequently, several people were killed and hundreds more were reported missing after Vale’s dam at its Feijão mine was breached; and (4) as a result, the defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

This is a class action on behalf of those who purchased or otherwise acquired Vale securities between July 28, 2016 and February 6, 2019, inclusive. 

Current Status of Case:

On October 25, 2019, the lead plaintiff filed a consolidated complaint. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the consolidated complaint on February 21, 2020. On May 20, 2020, the Court issued an Order denying the defendants' motion to dismiss, thereby allowing certain claims to proceed.  The parties are currently in the discovery phase of the litigation.  This action is still ongoing. 

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP:  James Maro, Esq. (484-270-1453) or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484-270-1435); toll-free at (844) 887-9500; or via e-mail at  If you would like additional information about the suit, please click on the link "Submit Your Information" above and fill out the form as promptly as possible.

Please complete this form relating to your transactions for Vale S.A (NYSE: VALE) shares between April 11, 2017 and January 28, 2019, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). 

You may also contact James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 or toll free at (844) 887-9500, or you may submit your information via email at, or you may click here to print a PDF of this form.

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