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Miners' lung disease suit is too varied for a class action

(This op-ed first appeared in Business Day on 18 July 2016)

Johannesburg, 19 July 2016 - The class action that is being brought against current and former gold-mining companies on behalf of mine workers with silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) is a first of its kind. It is the first time anywhere in the world that an entire industry has been sued, rather than a single defendant.

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