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Philip Morris Files Suit Against Seoul Gov’t for Information Disclosure

Philip Morris Files Suit Against Seoul Gov’t for Information Disclosure

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Philip Morris Korea Inc. said it filed a suit against the Seoul government on Monday, demanding the disclosure of detailed information on its recent announcement over research on harmful substances found in alternative tobacco products. In June, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said five cancer-causing substances were [...]

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, animal hoarders who take on more animals than they can properly care for will be punished for animal abuse. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that the newly revised animal law outlining the measure will come into effect starting today. The ministry said [...]

Justice Minister Pledges to Expand Class Action Lawsuit System

Justice Minister Pledges to Expand Class Action Lawsuit System

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said Monday the government will try to expand the class action lawsuit system so as to enable consumers to file such suits not only in stock-related cases, but also in other areas. Park made the remark during a meeting with victims of high-profile consumer cases, [...]

Sandwich Franchisee Complains About Unfair Agreement

Sandwich Franchisee Complains About Unfair Agreement

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean business person is calling out Subway, the sandwich franchise headquartered in the U.S., for having an unfair franchise agreement and conciliation policy.  The franchise agreement stipulates that when a Subway restaurant is ordered to shut down by headquarters, the only way for the restaurant to challenge the [...]

Rep. Lee Jeong-mi Introduces Bill Punishing Sexual Intercourse Without Consent

Rep. Lee Jeong-mi Introduces Bill Punishing Sexual Intercourse Without Consent

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Jeong-mi, a member of the 20th National Assembly and the leader of the Justice Party, has proposed an amendment of a current bill that would make possible punishment of sexual intercourse that takes place without consent. The proposed bill aims to actively protect the rights that individuals have [...]