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60 pct of Suspended Sex Crime Rulings Cite ‘Sincere Remorse’ by Offender

60 pct of Suspended Sex Crime Rulings Cite ‘Sincere Remorse’ by Offender

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Over six out of 10 suspended sentences handed down for sex crimes cited “sincere remorse” by the offenders in offering lenient rulings, a ruling party lawmaker said Monday. According to Rep. Park Sung-joon of the ruling Democratic Party, the number of sex crime cases between 2016 and 2020 that [...]

Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi’s Appeal of Asset Seizure Order

Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi’s Appeal of Asset Seizure Order

SEOUL/TOKYO, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top court has confirmed a lower court’s order to seize Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s assets here to compensate wartime forced labor victims, judicial officials said Monday. The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the Japanese company’s appeal of a court order to seize its six patent rights and [...]

Families of Forced Labor Victims Withdraw Request to Seize Mitsubishi Heavy Assets

Families of Forced Labor Victims Withdraw Request to Seize Mitsubishi Heavy Assets

ANYANG, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The families of four forced labor victims have withdrawn a request to seize what was believed to be assets of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in South Korea, legal sources said Thursday. The families recently filed the withdrawal request with the Anyang branch of the Suwon District Court, just [...]

Hotel Booking App Ordered to Compensate Rival for Alleged Info Theft

Hotel Booking App Ordered to Compensate Rival for Alleged Info Theft

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s biggest accommodation booking app Yanolja has defeated its industry rival Good Choice in a civil suit launched over an alleged leak of confidential company information, judicial officials said Monday. The Seoul Central District Court has ordered Good Choice Company (GCC), the operator of the namesake hotel reservation [...]

Court Orders Seizure of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy’s Assets in S. Korea over Forced Wartime Labor

Court Orders Seizure of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy’s Assets in S. Korea over Forced Wartime Labor

ANYANG, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean court has ordered the seizure of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s assets here to provide compensation to forced wartime labor victims’ families, according to judicial sources Thursday. According to Haemaru Lawfirm, the Anyang branch of Suwon District Court, just south of Seoul, recently ordered the seizure of [...]

Court Rules Against Forced Korean Labor Victim in Suit Against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials

Court Rules Against Forced Korean Labor Victim in Suit Against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean court on Wednesday ruled against a victim of forced wartime labor in Japan in a damages suit launched against Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp. citing the expiration of the case’s statute of limitation. The Seoul Central District Court ruled against the surviving family of the late victim, [...]