Jun 20, 2016

Kumamoto panel releases report on quake-recovery proposals

A panel set up by the Kumamoto Prefectural Government says the lessons learned from April’s powerful earthquakes need to be preserved and passed on to better prepare future generations for similar disasters. Doing so is important to mitigate damage from future quakes, the panel ...

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 ...