The court case

Arica Victims v Boliden is a lawsuit in which the limited partnership Arica Victims represents 796 Chilean citizens who were injured by the wetland sludge from Rönnskärsverken containing high levels of arsenic that Boliden shipped over to the Polygono area in Arica, Chile, during 1984-1985. A conviction means that the plaintiffs receive damages of SEK 100,000 each. Boliden won the case in both the District Court and the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court has chosen not to take up the case. Arica Victims shall thus pay SEK 3,702,609 (plus interest in accordance with Section 6 of the Swedish Interest Act from the date of the Court of Appeal’s judgment until payment is made) in court costs for Boliden.

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