Thursday, May 27, 2010

Freelance Journalist Wins Again in Lawsuit Filed by Yomiuri Shimbun

 Tetsuya Kuroyabu (photo/ freelance journalist and member of Union Nettsu) won the lawsuit on April 27 at Tokyo High Court, which upheld the lower court’s decision. The high court dismissed the plaintiff’s appeal. Yomiuri Shimbun West Headquarters sued Kuroyabu for defamation. This is the second time Kuroyabu won. He was sued by Yomiuri for violation of copy right. But he has another court case remaining, where Japan’s largest newspaper claimed he and a weekly magazine, Shukan Shincho, defamed the company’s reputation by reporting on forcing newspapers to distribution centers. His lawyer plans to file a criminal lawsuit against Yomiuri for forging facts during the lawsuit on copy right, as well as request to dismiss the plaintiff’s attorney.
By T.A


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