Brazil workers compensation case has BASF and Shell adding $382 million to their funds

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Judge rules that the local subsidiaries of the companies must comply pending a lawsuit. A judge in Brazil has ruled that the Shell oil company and BASF chemical company local subsidiaries must boost their workers compensation funds by $382 million in order to make sure that there will be enough money available to potentially cover over 1,000 employees who claim that they fell ill following contamination at a plant for agricultural chemicals. The ruling by judge Maria Ines Correa will be appealed by BASF SA, according to a statement. On…

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