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LAWSUITS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 6, 2021
Boeing directors reach settlement of $237.5 million over 737 MAX safety oversight
The settlement requires Boeing to provide annual public reports on safety related enhancements implemented by the planemaker.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 28, 2019
Japan court rejects lawsuit seeking damages, suspension of My Number ID system
The Nagoya District Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by 20 residents that demanded the government suspend the use of the My Number national identification system and pay ¥2.2 million in damages for invading privacy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 16, 2019
After deluge of lawsuits, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2019
Courts to allow online submissions of documents and evidence for civil lawsuits from 2021
The Supreme Court plans to allow online submissions of documents and evidence for civil lawsuits handled by courts across the nation as early as fiscal 2021, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 27, 2019
U.S. opioid ruling gives 'green light' for other lawsuits
While some Johnson & Johnson investors were relieved that the company's $572 million penalty for fueling Oklahoma's opioid epidemic wasn't as high as feared, lawyers for other U.S. states, cities and counties could hardly contain their glee.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2019
Japan Tobacco, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris lose appeal in $13 billion Quebec lawsuits
Subsidiaries of Japan Tobacco Inc., British American Tobacco PLC and Philip Morris International Inc. were ordered to pay damages of more than 17 billion Canadian dollars ($12.8 billion) after losing an appeal of class-action lawsuits filed by smokers in Quebec.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 14, 2019
In a first, LGBT couples sue Japan over constitutionality of not recognizing same-sex marriage
“We're not demanding anything special; we just want to have a chance to stand at the same starting line in our lives,” said one plaintiff.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 9, 2019
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has options if he wants to 'Gawker' the National Enquirer
Jeff Bezos called American Media Inc.'s bluff by exposing its "extortionate proposal" to force him to drop an investigation of its National Enquirer tabloid. And he still has plenty more options.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 17, 2019
After yearslong fight, Osaka subway drivers win court case over Toru Hashimoto-era beard ban
A district court ruled Wednesday in favor of two subway drivers who sought compensation from the Osaka Municipal Government, claiming they received poor performance reviews for refusing to comply with internal regulations banning beards.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 16, 2019
In rare ruling, court fines Japanese man who anonymously posted hateful anti-Korean remarks against teenager
A Kawasaki court has ordered a 66-year-old man to pay compensation and remove defamatory remarks from his blog that were targeted at a teenage Korean resident in greater Tokyo, lawyers representing the boy said Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 29, 2018
U.S. court lets members of Congress sue Trump over foreign payments to his businesses
A federal court on Friday refused to immediately dismiss a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating a constitutional anti-corruption provision by accepting foreign payments through his hotels and businesses without the permission of the U.S. Congress.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 1, 2018
Osaka High Court orders government, 10 firms to pay ¥302 million in damages over asbestos exposure
The Osaka High Court has ordered the government and 10 construction material makers to pay some ¥302 million in damages to 27 former construction workers and their kin over cancer and other health problems caused by asbestos.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2018
Former fishermen lose H-bomb damages suit linked to Bikini Atoll tests U.S. conducted in 1954
The Kochi District Court says the government did not try to hide fallout data on hundreds of Japanese ships that were near the testing area. An appeal is planned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
May 19, 2018
Japan's courts are being asked to define the role of the SDF
As discussed in Media Mix last week, news organizations are on the lookout for signs of whether the country’s Self-Defense Forces are becoming politically active. There have been indications the SDF wants to be the conventional military that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has in mind, but that...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2018
Porn star's lawyer asks court to deny Trump lawyer's push for arbitration
The lawyer for Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who says she had sex with U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday asked a federal judge to set aside a motion by Trump's lawyer to force her to use arbitration to settle a dispute over an agreement to keep quiet about the encounter.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 3, 2018
Trump attorney seeks to force porn star's lawsuit into arbitration
U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer asked a federal judge Monday to force adult film star Stormy Daniels to use arbitration to settle a dispute over an agreement to keep quiet about a sexual encounter she says she had with Trump.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2018
Lawsuit challenges Japan's ban on dual citizenship
Plaintiffs sue Japan over its ban on dual nationalities, claiming they were unconstitutionally deprived of their Japanese citizenship upon becoming citizens of foreign countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2017
Crushed teen's kin settle civil suit with Schindler Elevator
The family of a 16-year-old teen fatally crushed in a 2006 elevator accident settled its civil lawsuit with Schindler Elevator K.K. and other parties at the Tokyo District Court on Friday.
BUSINESS
Nov 17, 2017
Federal jury orders J&J, DePuy to pay $247 million to six Pinnacle hip implant patients
A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jul 23, 2017
Chinese government official sues exiled tycoon Guo for defamation in New York court
A Chinese government housing vice minister has lodged a $10 million defamation lawsuit against controversial billionaire Guo Wengui in New York over claims made by the exiled tycoon that she had engaged in corruption and provided sexual favors.

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