Investors seek Bre-X damages

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Investors seek Bre-X damages

A New York law firm has filed a law suit against Bre-X Minerals, the Canadian gold mining firm whose claims to have discovered the world's largest gold deposit have been exposed as a hoax. Wechsler Harwood Halebian & Feffer is seeking class action status to recover damages for shareholders hurt by the scandal. Bre-X shares plunged on resumption of trading in Canada yesterday, falling C$3.16 to C$0.07. Almost 40 million shares changed hands, forcing the exchange to suspend dealings for an hour to enable trading systems to cope with the volumes. Bre-X shares hit a high of C$280 last autumn.

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