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A district court on Monday dismissed a damages suit filed against a municipal government in Saitama Prefecture by a woman who claimed her son committed suicide because school officials failed to intervene when he was bullied.

Chiyo Hosoi, 51, filed the suit against the Gyoda municipal government, demanding 180 million yen in compensation for the death of her son Kazutaka, 14, who hanged himself at his home Jan. 9, 1996.

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