Four relatives of lawyer Tsutsumi Sakamoto, who was allegedly murdered with his wife and son by members of Aum Shinrikyo, have opted for a compromise with the cult in their 490 million yen damages suit now being deliberated by the Yokohama District Court, it was learned Thursday.

The compromise will be formalized in mid-March following a court hearing today for defendant Tomomitsu Niimi, 33, a senior Aum member, the sources said.

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