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Chinese Gets Prison Sentence for Brokering Refugee Applications on Fake Religious Grounds

Chinese Gets Prison Sentence for Brokering Refugee Applications on Fake Religious Grounds

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese national has been sentenced to 1 1/2 years behind bars for brokering applications for refugee status in South Korea based on fake religious grounds, sources said Sunday. The 58-year-old broker has been indicted for allegedly colluding with other refugee brokers in China to bring Chinese job seekers [...]

Man Who Returned to Religious Activities Convicted of Evading Military Service

Man Who Returned to Religious Activities Convicted of Evading Military Service

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A district court has ruled that it cannot accept a conscientious objection to mandatory military service based on a recently joined Jehova’s Witness activity after several years of staying out of religious activities. The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday sentenced a 28-year-old man to 10 months in prison, suspended [...]

Court Rules In Favor of Comprehensive Real Estate Holding Tax

Court Rules In Favor of Comprehensive Real Estate Holding Tax

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court on Thursday ruled in favor of the comprehensive real estate holding tax, a controversial additional tax burden imposed on expensive house owners. The Seoul Administrative Court rejected two lawsuits filed separately by two Seoul residents demanding that comprehensive real estate holding taxes levied on their respective [...]

New Law to Enable Online Submission of Litigation Documents

New Law to Enable Online Submission of Litigation Documents

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice issued an advance legislation notice on Tuesday with respect to the revision of the Act on the Use of Electronic Documents in Civil Procedures. Current laws require litigants to submit by person their litigation documents such as land register, building register and certificate of corporate [...]

Top Court Says Bus Companies Must Provide Equipment to Board Wheelchairs

Top Court Says Bus Companies Must Provide Equipment to Board Wheelchairs

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the failure by bus companies to provide equipment to board wheelchairs of handicapped passengers was in violation of the Disability Discrimination Act. The top court reached the decision in the case launched by three handicapped plaintiffs against the central government, the Seoul and Gyeonggi [...]

More Buildings Sold at Court Auctions Following Borrowing Restrictions and Higher Interest Rates

More Buildings Sold at Court Auctions Following Borrowing Restrictions and Higher Interest Rates

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of buildings put up for court auction has increased since October of last year following the government’s introduction of stricter regulations for loans and higher interest rates. The National Court Administration reported that the number of court auction registrations last year went from 5,521 cases in September [...]