YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) The Yokohama District Court ordered the city of Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, and a Tokyo-based manufacturer of swings on Wednesday to pay 1.23 million yen in damages to a girl whose leg was broken while playing on one of the swings and to her mother.
Saki Okabe, 13, and her mother, Akemi, 38, from Fujisawa, filed a 4.1 million yen suit in May 1999 against Uesaka Tekkosho K.K. in Tokyo and the city of Fujisawa, claiming the injury the girl suffered was due to a structural defect in the multiseat swing.
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