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OSAKA — The family of a man killed when his car caught fire filed a lawsuit July 8 against the company that imported and sold him the vehicle as well as two car dealers that handled it.

The plaintiffs, the man’s widow and two children, who asked to remain anonymous, are seeking 107 million yen in damages from Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Yanase & Co. and a car dealer in Kyoto. They are claiming that the vehicle was defective.

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