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LAWSUITS

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 14, 2017
U.S. lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses
More than 190 Democratic lawmakers sued U.S. President Donald Trump in federal court on Wednesday, saying he had accepted funds from foreign governments through his businesses without congressional consent in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2017
Go-kart firm seeks to dismiss Nintendo suit over 'Mario Kart' copyright
Tokyo-based go-kart operator MariCar on Tuesday sought to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Nintendo Co. for alleged copyright violations, the firm's lawyer confirmed.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2017
Kanebo, 17 women reach settlement in skin-whitening cosmetics suit
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and 17 women, who were seeking a total of around ¥370 million ($3.2 million) in damages for developing blotches after using the company's skin-whitening products, reached a settlement Wednesday at the Yokohama District Court.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2017
Suit opens in Tokyo court over cervical cancer vaccine side effects
Twenty-eight girls and women suffering what they say are side effects from cervical cancer vaccines that were recommended by the government demanded compensation from the state and drugmakers Monday as their trial opened at the Tokyo District Court.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 9, 2017
Film exposes underworld of U.S. kids sold for sex via online classified site Backpage
When Mary Mazzio first heard about middle-school girls from her hometown of Boston suing a website on which they had been sold for sex, the self-described "recovering lawyer" was blown away.
BUSINESS
Oct 31, 2016
Judge rejects bid by top four U.S. airlines to dismiss price-fixing suit filed by passengers
A federal judge rejected a bid by the four largest U.S. airlines to dismiss nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused them of conspiring to raise fares by keeping seating capacity artificially low.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 23, 2016
Okinawa appeals Futenma base landfill ruling
The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Friday appealed a high court ruling that said its cancellation of landfill work for the central government’s effort to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is illegal.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 13, 2016
Obama would veto bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia: White House spokesman
President Barack Obama would veto a bill passed by both houses of Congress that would allow survivors and families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for damages, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 14, 2016
City of Niigata appeals ruling that recognized seven people with late-onset Minamata disease
The Niigata Municipal Government is appealing a court ruling that recognized late-onset Minamata disease, which is caused by mercury poisoning from industrial pollution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 13, 2016
Man sues Toyama Prefecture over destruction of classic Toyota 2000GT by falling tree
A man has sued the Toyama Prefectural Government after a large tree in the prefecture fell on his Toyota 2000GT and destroyed it in the city of Nanto in 2014.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2015
Tepco settles suit over suicide of Fukushima dairy farmer
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has agreed to make a payment to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a dairy farmer who committed suicide after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the family's lawyers said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2015
Plaintiffs across Japan charge that My Number ID system is unconstitutional
About 150 people file complaints with district courts across the nation calling on the government to cease using their My Number identification codes, saying the system will violate their right to privacy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2015
Court upholds ban on opening Nagasaki bay dike floodgates
An injunction barring the government from opening the floodgates in the Isahaya Bay dike has been upheld, further delaying a plan to examine whether the land reclamation project is hurting local fishing.
WORLD
Oct 14, 2015
U.S. government sued over skull-crushing fall of massive pine cone
A military veteran who said his skull was crushed by a 16-pound (7-kg) pine cone as he rested in the shade of a conifer grove at a San Francisco park has sued the U.S. government, saying employee negligence led to his injuries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Oct 13, 2015
Japan may empower courts to handle more cross-border divorce suits
After 18 months of deliberations, the Legislative Council of the Justice Ministry has drawn up an outline for legal revisions aimed at resolving a problem many failed marriages face: whether the Japan-based spouse can file for divorce here rather than overseas.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 24, 2015
Suits against 'Trump University' success seminars paint harsh reality of financial deceit
In 2009, California businessman Art Cohen received a letter from Donald Trump with a "special invitation" and two VIP tickets for a Trump University seminar promising to help make Cohen rich.
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 16, 2015
Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing
A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, Kepco, and pro-nuclear...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2015
Fukui court forbids Takahama nuclear plant restart
A Fukui court issues an injunction to prevent two NRA-cleared reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant from being restarted, citing doubtful quake-simulation data.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2015
Parents ruled not liable for motorcycle accident caused by son's soccer ball
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the parents of a boy are not liable for a motorcycle accident that occurred after their son kicked a soccer ball out of the school grounds, overturning a lower court ruling that held the parents liable for the accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 24, 2015
Two more high courts question validity of 2014 Lower House election
The Hiroshima High Court and the Sendai High Court's Akita branch rule that last December's Lower House election was “in a state of unconstitutionality” due to the disparity in the weight of votes between districts.

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