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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 [...]

Court Suspends Vaccine Pass Enforcement at Big Stores, for Minors Aged 12-18

Court Suspends Vaccine Pass Enforcement at Big Stores, for Minors Aged 12-18

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A court on Friday suspended the enforcement of the government’s vaccine pass program at department and discount stores while also halting vaccine pass requirements for minors aged 12-18 at all facilities. The Seoul Administrative Court’s decision, however, applies only to facilities and people in Seoul, pending the outcome of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]