Feb 28, 2014

Nova founder ordered to pay damages to former students

The Osaka High Court has ordered the founder of the Nova Corp. chain of English-language schools and three other persons to pay ¥19 million in damages to former Nova students, reversing a lower court ruling. The 27 former plaintiffs became Nova students from 2002 to ...

Dec 25, 2013

High court holds state liable for asbestos exposure for first time

The Osaka High Court on Wednesday became the first high court to hold the government responsible for failing to prevent workers from being exposed to asbestos. In a suit seeking ¥700 million in damages filed by 58 plaintiffs, including former asbestos spinning mill workers in ...

/ Dec 18, 2013

Two more high courts condemn vote gap

The Osaka High Court ruled Wednesday that the disparity of up to 4.77-fold in the weight of votes in July's Upper House election was unconstitutional but dismissed plaintiffs' demand that the election results in six western districts be nullified. Also on Wednesday, the Nagoya High ...