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Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A former South Korean solider, who was forcibly discharged after a sex reassignment surgery, on Tuesday filed an administrative suit against the Army’s decision, saying it was unconstitutional. Byun Hee-soo, 22, who had the rank of staff sergeant, underwent the operation in Thailand last year and expressed desire to [...]

Daegu Files Damage Suit Against Religious Sect of Shincheonji for Mass Coronavirus Infections

Daegu Files Damage Suit Against Religious Sect of Shincheonji for Mass Coronavirus Infections

DAEGU, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Daegu, once the epicenter of South Korea’s new coronavirus outbreak, filed a civil damage suit against a fringe religious sect for allegedly causing mass infections by hindering the city’s quarantine efforts, the city said Tuesday. The city, the country’s fourth-largest with 24.3 million people, filed the suit with the [...]

SmileDirectClub Files $2.8 Billion Lawsuit Against NBC over Defamatory and Error-filled ‘Nightly News’ Story

SmileDirectClub Files $2.8 Billion Lawsuit Against NBC over Defamatory and Error-filled ‘Nightly News’ Story

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – SmileDirectClub, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDC) the oral care company and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit seeking approximately $2.8 billion from NBC Universal Media (“NBC”) and reporter Vicky Nguyen for knowingly and intentionally making factually inaccurate, misleading and defamatory claims about the Company and [...]

Netflix Files Suit Against Local Internet Service Provider over Network Usage Fees

Netflix Files Suit Against Local Internet Service Provider over Network Usage Fees

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Netflix, the world’s leading video streaming service provider, has filed a lawsuit against a local internet service provider over network usage fees, industry insiders said Tuesday. Netflix Services Korea Ltd., the Korean unit of the U.S. streaming giant, filed the suit against SK Broadband Inc. requesting a Seoul court [...]

PureCircle Files Patent Infringement Case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

PureCircle Files Patent Infringement Case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

CHICAGO, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — On Monday, April 6, 2020,  Chicago-based PureCircle, the leading global innovator and supplier of stevia ingredients, including sweeteners and flavor enhancers, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Almendra Americas LLC of Decatur, Georgia, and Almendra (Thailand) Company Limited of Bangkok, Thailand.  PureCircle claims that Almendra’s [...]

New Law to Enhance Protection of Consumers from Humidifier Sanitizers

New Law to Enhance Protection of Consumers from Humidifier Sanitizers

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment said Monday it will proclaim a revision of the current law regulating humidifier sterilizers this week, seeking to expand the scope of diseases caused by the use of the chemical products and facilitate victims’ lawsuits against their manufacturers. A revision of the Special Act on [...]

Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH Enforces its Patents in the Field of Human Milk Oligosaccharides Against Nestlé in Germany

Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH Enforces its Patents in the Field of Human Milk Oligosaccharides Against Nestlé in Germany

RHEINBREITBACH, GERMANY, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH filed a patent infringement suit with the regional court in Mannheim on January 09, 2020 against Nestlé Nutrition GmbH and its holding company Nestlé Deutschland AG. Nestlé offers its infant formula Beba Supreme which contains two human milk oligosaccharides – unique saccharides naturally occurring in [...]

BMW Korea Wins Lawsuit Against Government’s Emission-related Fine

BMW Korea Wins Lawsuit Against Government’s Emission-related Fine

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — BMW Korea has virtually won a lawsuit against the over 60 billion-won (US$51.7) fine imposed by the government over the auto company’s gas emission verification, sources said Saturday. In September, the Supreme Court of Korea convicted BMW Korea of illegally skipping the compulsory gas emission verification process and forging [...]

Supreme Court Rules Native English Teachers are Employees and Qualify for Severance Pay

Supreme Court Rules Native English Teachers are Employees and Qualify for Severance Pay

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top court has ruled that native English-speaking instructors can also receive severance pay or annual leave allowances as they are employees under the Labor Standards Act. In a lawsuit filed by eight native English teachers against their former private language institute in southern Seoul, the Supreme Court [...]