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Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi Heavy’s 2nd Appeal Against Wartime Labor Compensation

Top Court Dismisses Mitsubishi Heavy’s 2nd Appeal Against Wartime Labor Compensation

DAEJEON, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Supreme Court has dismissed a second appeal filed by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries against an order to sell patent rights the company has in South Korea to compensate a victim of wartime forced labor, according to legal sources Tuesday. The top court dismissed Mitsubishi Heavy’s appeal against the [...]

Constitutional Court Sees No Problem with Only Allowing the Blind to Become Massage Therapists

Constitutional Court Sees No Problem with Only Allowing the Blind to Become Massage Therapists

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Constitutional Court has ruled again unanimously that there is no problem with the Medical Service Act that allows only blind people to be eligible for an official license as massage therapists, officials said Thursday. A group of sighted massage parlor owners filed the petition claiming the law infringes [...]

Supreme Court Rules Grandparents Can Adopt Their Grandchild for Child’s Welfare Purpose

Supreme Court Rules Grandparents Can Adopt Their Grandchild for Child’s Welfare Purpose

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that grandparents can legally adopt their own grandchild, even though the child’s biological parent is alive, when the arrangement is in the interest of the child’s welfare. The top court ruled in favor grandparents who filed an appeal to adopt their own grandchildren, [...]

Suspended Terms Finalized for Protesters Charged with Trespassing into U.S. Envoy’s Residence

Suspended Terms Finalized for Protesters Charged with Trespassing into U.S. Envoy’s Residence

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court has finalized suspended prison terms for four anti-American activists charged with trespassing into the U.S. ambassador’s residence in 2019 as part of a protest over defense cost-sharing talks between the two countries, court officials said Monday. The protesters, who are members of a progressive association of [...]