French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Feb 11, 2015

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Two French families whose babies were switched at birth more than 20 years ago won nearly €2 million in compensation on Tuesday. A court in the southern town of Grasse ordered the clinic at the center of the mix-up in the French Riviera city ...

Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death

Dec 24, 2014

Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death

The parents of a toddler killed in the 2011 tsunami while in the care of a municipal nursery reached a settlement with authorities on Wednesday in a damages suit heard at the Sendai High Court. Ryo Shibuya, 31, and his wife lost their 2-year-old ...

Nov 25, 2014

Bonsoy soy milk suit settled in Australia for ¥2.5 billion

Around 500 people in Australia who sued over alleged ill-health after drinking Bonsoy soy milk are to accept a settlement, lawyers acting for the plaintiffs have said. The defendants have agreed to pay the plaintiffs a total of $25 million Australian dollars (around ¥2.5 ...

Oct 29, 2014

U.S. court slashes Takeda damages over Actos drug

A U.S. district court in Louisiana has substantially reduced the amount of punitive damages it ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to pay for concealing the cancer risks of its diabetes drug Actos, a company spokesman said. The court cut the penalty imposed on the major ...

Sailor's kin win boost in redress

Apr 23, 2014

Sailor's kin win boost in redress

The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ordered the government and a former Maritime Self-Defense Force petty officer to pay more than ¥73 million in damages to the family of a seaman who committed suicide in 2004 — a figure markedly higher than the ¥4.4 ...

Mar 24, 2014

Court rejects nursery tsunami suit

The Sendai District Court rejects a lawsuit filed over schoolchildren in Miyagi Prefecture who were killed as their caretakers belatedly fled the March 2011 tsunami by car.

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

Mar 19, 2014

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

by Tomohiro Osaki

In a landmark verdict, the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday ruled that immigration officials were responsible for the death of a Ghanaian man they were forcibly deporting in 2010. Finding that the officials “illegally” used excessive force to subdue Abubakar Awudu Suraj aboard a ...

Mar 2, 2014

Fallout evacuees to sue for damages

Residents forced to flee from fallout ejected by the Fukushima No. 1 power plant meltdowns plan to sue the government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. in 14 district courts across the country, it was learned Sunday. Similar suits filed by 1,278 evacuees ...