Oct 28, 2014

U.S. consumers sue Takata over air bags, seek class action

Takata Corp., the Tokyo-based company whose potentially defective air bags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, is being sued by consumers in the U.S. who claim the firm and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information. The lawsuit, filed ...

Aug 6, 2014

Gay marriage arguments flooding U.S. courts

A slew of appeals court cases around America on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry are putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict. Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear ...

Lawsuits over how to tax losing bets expected to climb

Jul 17, 2014

Lawsuits over how to tax losing bets expected to climb

A series of lawsuits have been filed seeking to classify losing bets on horse races as expenses. Similar lawsuits are expected in light of the Osaka High Court’s decision in May to uphold a lower court ruling last year that allowed losing horse racing ...

Jun 3, 2014

Ex-JAL cabin attendants lose court ruling over dismissal

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines Co. cabin attendants who were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled “the personnel cuts were necessary ...

Apr 24, 2014

Apple loses iPod patent battle in high court

The Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. of the United States to pay some ¥330 million in damages to a Japanese inventor for infringing on a patent involving its iPod music player. The ruling follows a Tokyo District Court order last ...