A team of lawyers representing Korean plaintiffs in an ongoing wartime labor case against Japanese machinery manufacturer Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. said Tuesday that based on a court decision they have seized assets in South Korea owned by the company.

The assets were the company's stake in an affiliated company in South Korea, which the lawyers say would cover possible compensation for 23 plaintiffs in the case. The value of the stake is estimated at 765 million won (¥74.3 million).

The case is still pending a ruling by the Supreme Court after the plaintiffs, all former members of the so-called Korean Women's Volunteer Labor Corps, won at district- and appeals-court levels.