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Former Tepco executives ordered to pay ¥13 trillion to company over Fukushima nuclear disaster via Japan Times

By Eric Johnston […] Wednesday’s decision in favor of the plaintiffs marks the first time a court has ruled that former Tepco management is liable to pay compensation. Three of the five defendants, including Katsumata, former Vice President Ichiro Takekuro, … Continue reading

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Japan court holds utility execs liable for Fukushima crisis via abc news

ByMARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressJuly 13, 2022, 9:22 AM TOKYO — A Tokyo court on Wednesday ordered four former executives of the utility operating the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant to pay 13 trillion yen ($94 billion) to the company, holding them … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Payouts for nuclear disaster in urgent need of revamp via The Asahi Shimbun

The government’s committee overseeing compensation for victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has begun considering whether existing guidelines for payouts should be revised upward. Established in the aftermath of the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power … Continue reading

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Plaintiffs file appeal to win bigger payout over Fukushima nuclear disaster via The Japan Times

KYODO – Lawyers representing approximately 3,800 people suing the government and Tepco for damages over the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster have appealed a lower court ruling in hopes of securing greater compensation. Izutaro Managi, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, … Continue reading

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Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket via Inside Climate News

Logging and pipeline companies are using a new legal tactic to seek damages from Greenpeace and other groups. The long-shot cases are having a chilling effect. […] Then, on the last day of that month, Greenpeace and Stand were hit … Continue reading

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3rd Circuit Rejects Bid to Revive Nuclear Plant Exposure Cases via The Legal Intelligencer

[…] On Wednesday, a split three-judge panel of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a ruling by the Western District of Pennsylvania that dismissed on summary judgment more than 70 cases related to a nuclear power plant in Apollo, … Continue reading

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FACTBOX-German utilities seek billions in nuclear lawsuits via Reuters

Feb 3 Germany’s big four utilities are seeking more than 24 billion euros ($26 billion) in various lawsuits related to the country’s nuclear policy, including its planned exit from of the technology completely by 2022. […] THREE-MONTH NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN IN … Continue reading

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