The nation’s only TV ratings firm filed a damages suit Thursday against a former Nippon Television Network Corp. producer over his manipulation of ratings through the use of illicit funds.

Tokyo-based Video Research Ltd. wants Masafumi Ando to pay about 91 million yen in damages for harming the credibility of its viewer ratings surveys.

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