9th Circ. Allows Sailors' $1B Fukushima Suit To Proceed

Law360, New York (June 22, 2017, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court’s decision to allow sailors to pursue their $1 billion lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Co. over radiation injuries they allegedly suffered during their response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

TEPCO had sought to dismiss the suit on the grounds that U.S. courts lack jurisdiction. Above, workers measure radiation levels inside the central control room of the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in 2014. (AP) TEPCO had sought to dismiss the suit on the grounds that U.S. courts lack jurisdiction. A lower court declined...

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