Nissan, Toyota Escape WWII Sex Slavery Suit
Law360, New York (December 15, 2015, 11:59 AM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday freed U.S. subsidiaries of Toyota, Nissan and four other Japanese corporations of claims that they helped the Japanese government force Korean women into sex slavery during World War II, concluding that a treaty between Korea and Japan bars the litigation.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed Mitsubishi Corp. Americas, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal USA Inc., Nissan NA Inc., NYK Line NA Inc. and Hitachi America Inc. from a putative class action filed by two women who say the corporations aided the Japanese government when it kidnapped more than 200,000...
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