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KITAKYUSHU (Kyodo) The Fukuoka District Court turned down Tuesday a ¥120 million damages suit that claimed a building inspection agency overlooked the falsification of quake-resistance data for a Kitakyushu hotel.

The court’s Kokura branch said it has found no breach of duty on the part of Tokyo-based inspection agency Japan ERI Co. in the evaluation and inspection of Arc Inn Kurosaki, rejecting the claims by a Kitakyushu real estate company.

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