Vale Names Law Firms Rio Tinto Sought to Employ in Contemplated 2009 Lawsuit

Vale is attempting to fend off a civil racketeering suit launched by Rio Tinto in the Southern District of New York in which the Anglo-Australian mining firm claims that Vale benefitted from an alleged 2008 bribery scheme by Beny Steinmetz Group Resources Ltd. to obtain lucrative iron mining concessions in Guinea.

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