Jul 31, 2014

Republicans ready to push lawsuit against Obama

Republicans were ready to approve legislation Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his signature health care law. The lawsuit was expected to pass through the House of Representatives on strictly party lines. Democrats ...

Jul 23, 2014

Toshiba may seek more than $1 billion in SK Hynix chip lawsuit

Toshiba Corp. said it may increase the damages it is seeking from SK Hynix Inc. over claims the South Korean semiconductor maker wrongfully acquired information related to memory chips. Toshiba filed a ¥109 billion civil suit in March with the Tokyo District Court after ...

Jul 11, 2014

Tokyo sued over bid to reinterpret Constitution

The central government was slapped with a lawsuit on Friday over the Cabinet’s decision to expand the scope of the Self-Defense Forces, a divisive move that sparked protests at home and drew sharp criticism from China. The legal action filed with the Tokyo District ...

Jul 11, 2014

U.S. sues Amazon over charges for children's online game buys

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon Thursday for charging parents for what their children spent on online games without parental authorization. The FTC said Amazon let kids playing online games to spend real money from their parents’ accounts on virtual items — coins, ...

Marino joins concussion lawsuit against NFL

Jun 3, 2014

Marino joins concussion lawsuit against NFL

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is among 15 former players suing the NFL over claims it hid the risk of concussions sustained during the game. Claims by more than 5,000 ex-NFL players that the league hid the link between traumatic head impacts and ...

May 27, 2014

Court rules against 3/11 suicide link

A district court has ruled there was no link between a 65-year-old man’s suicide in 2012 in Fukushima Prefecture and the nuclear crisis stemming from the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Fukushima District Court turned down a plea by the man’s wife ...

Miyagi dad seeks values, not revenge

May 19, 2014

Miyagi dad seeks values, not revenge

Toshiro Sato, 50, a teacher in Miyagi Prefecture who lost his daughter to the 2011 megaquake and tsunami, believes there are other ways than going to court to tell people about the pain of losing loved ones and to prevent such tragedies from recurring. ...

Who defends Godzilla? Lawyers, of course

May 14, 2014

Who defends Godzilla? Lawyers, of course

by Anthony Mccartney

He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don’t survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court. For decades, attorneys acting on behalf ...

Tiny Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear-armed powers

Apr 24, 2014

Tiny Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear-armed powers

The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law. The island ...

Apr 16, 2014

Forced labor suits target Mitsubishi

Relatives of deceased Chinese who were pressed into service during the war for the now-defunct Mitsubishi Mining Co., a predecessor to Mitsubishi Materials Corp., filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two Mitsubishi Group affiliates in China for damages totaling 700 million yuan. The suit, filed ...