Law & Cases Archives | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category Law & Cases

Piloti-Type Buildings Vulnerable to Earthquakes

Piloti-Type Buildings Vulnerable to Earthquakes

BUSAN, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Piloti-type buildings in South Korea are in the spotlight over their vulnerability to earthquakes in the wake of the 5.4-magnitude temblor in Pohang on Wednesday. Safety concerns are growing over residential buildings supported by pillars on the first floor, also known as pilotis, as one of the most popular architectural [...]

Prosecutors Raid Woori Bank Training Center Over Illicit Hiring Allegations

Prosecutors Raid Woori Bank Training Center Over Illicit Hiring Allegations

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecution investigators raided Woori Bank’s training center Friday over allegations of unfair hiring of employees, just three days after the bank’s head office was raided. Investigators from the Seoul Northern District Prosecutors’ Office searched the training center in Anseong, south of Seoul, as part of an investigation into suspicions [...]

Record Number of Signatures Against Release of Notorious Child Rapist

Record Number of Signatures Against Release of Notorious Child Rapist

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Over 380,000 signatures have been collected on an online petition in protest against what the South Korean public believes is a ‘far too short’ prison sentence for notorious child rapist Cho Doo-soon. Reports that Cho – whose horrifying crime was the subject of the feature film “Hope” – is [...]

Court Rules THAAD-related Documents Must Remain Confidential

Court Rules THAAD-related Documents Must Remain Confidential

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court ruled Friday that a series of documents jointly drawn up with the United States for the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense battery should remain confidential, as their disclosure would harm national interests. The Seoul Administrative Court delivered the verdict, rejecting [...]

MBC Foundation Fires Chairman Close to Previous Government

MBC Foundation Fires Chairman Close to Previous Government

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Foundation for Broadcast Culture (FBC), the largest shareholder of MBC TV, voted to fire its chairman Thursday, holding him responsible for the network management’s alleged unfair labor practices and politically biased interference in news coverage under previous conservative governments. The FBC board decided to dismiss Chairman Koh Young-ju [...]

Medytox Files Lawsuit Against Daewoong Pharmaceuticals Over Botox Substance

Medytox Files Lawsuit Against Daewoong Pharmaceuticals Over Botox Substance

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean pharmaceutical firms Medytox and Daewoong Pharmaceuticals are heading to court to settle a dispute surrounding the use of botulinum toxin, a highly poisonous substance used to make Botox, with the South Korean media branding the legal battle as the ‘Botox War’. According to Medytox on Monday, the pharmaceutical [...]