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Controversy over Court Ruling that Persistent Phone Calls Not Stalking if Unanswered

Controversy over Court Ruling that Persistent Phone Calls Not Stalking if Unanswered

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court has issued the controversial ruling that the anti-stalking law do not apply to individuals making persistent phone calls that are not answered. Incheon District Court recently ruled that a 54-year-old man accused of violating the Act of Punishment of Stalking Crimes was not guilty. The man [...]

Person Misappropriating ‘Wrongly-Sent’ Bitcoins Ruled Not Guilty

Person Misappropriating ‘Wrongly-Sent’ Bitcoins Ruled Not Guilty

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A person ruled guilty of misappropriation for ‘keeping’ bitcoins that were inadvertently sent to him has been found not guilty on appeal and remanded trial. Suwon High Court recently ruled that the 32-year-old man charged with breach of trust was not guilty. In June 2018, 199.999 bitcoins, worth 1.48 billion won [...]

District Court Closes the Door Permanently on Wickfire’s Meritless Claims

District Court Closes the Door Permanently on Wickfire’s Meritless Claims

AUSTIN, Texas, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Wickfire suffered the latest in an extensive line of litigation defeats to TriMax. This time, a District Court dismissed Wickfire’s meritless claims permanently. In 2021, an Appellate Court ruled that Wickfire lacked any evidence supporting its multi-million-dollar claims against TriMax. Undeterred by this monumental loss, Wickfire tried its [...]

Court Again Rules Against Victims of Japan’s Forced Labor in Damages Suit

Court Again Rules Against Victims of Japan’s Forced Labor in Damages Suit

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court on Wednesday ruled against South Korean victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor in a damages suit filed against Japanese companies, apparently on grounds that the cases’ statute of limitations has expired. The suit was filed against Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Kumagai Gumi Co. by [...]

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. [...]