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Some S. Koreans Cry Foul over Court’s Dismissal of Damages Lawsuit Against Japan Firms

Some S. Koreans Cry Foul over Court’s Dismissal of Damages Lawsuit Against Japan Firms

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Public anger has grown this week after a court dismissed a group of forced labor victims’ damages suit against Japanese firms, with some accusing the judge of injecting his personal beliefs into the ruling and demanding that he be impeached. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed the case Monday, [...]

‘Digital Prison’ Operator Gets 3 1/2-year in Prison for Sharing Personal Information Online

‘Digital Prison’ Operator Gets 3 1/2-year in Prison for Sharing Personal Information Online

DAEGU, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — An operator of the controversial doxing website “Digital Prison” has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for violating privacy law by disclosing personal data of suspected sex offenders and other criminals. The Daegu District Court delivered the prison sentence Wednesday to the website’s initial operator and ordered [...]

Court Says Lifesize Sex Dolls Do Not Corrupt Public Morals, Allows Imports

Court Says Lifesize Sex Dolls Do Not Corrupt Public Morals, Allows Imports

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court has allowed the import of lifesize dolls, saying such sex toys for personal use do not corrupt public morals. According to the Seoul Administrative Court on Monday, it has recently overturned a decision by Gimpo International Airport’s customs office to block the import of a mannequin. [...]

Scholars Cast Doubt on Acquittals of Executives in Deadly Humidifier Cleaner Case

Scholars Cast Doubt on Acquittals of Executives in Deadly Humidifier Cleaner Case

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Last week’s acquittals of 13 corporate executives in a deadly humidifier sterilizer case were caused by the court’s wrong interpretation of the causal relations between chemicals contained in sterilizer products and victims’ lung-related illnesses, a group of scholars argued Tuesday. The Seoul Central District Court ruled last Tuesday that [...]

‘Comfort Women’ Win First Legal Victory Against Tokyo in Wartime Sex Slavery Case

‘Comfort Women’ Win First Legal Victory Against Tokyo in Wartime Sex Slavery Case

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean victims of wartime sexual enslavement won their first legal victory Friday against the Japanese government in a landmark ruling. The Seoul Central District Court ordered Tokyo to make financial reparations of 100 million won (US$91,300) each to 12 “comfort women” who were dragged away from their homes [...]

Court Rules Against State Health Insurer in Damages Suit Against Major Tobacco Firms

Court Rules Against State Health Insurer in Damages Suit Against Major Tobacco Firms

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court handed down a ruling Friday against the state health insurer in its smoking-related damages suit with three major tobacco companies, citing no direct “legal” links between its increased financial burden and their businesses. The Seoul Central District Court rejected the compensation request filed by the National [...]