Fukushima Class Action

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of United States service members’ claims against Tokyo Electric Power Company and General Electric alleging they were exposed to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Japanese law required the dismissal of claims against GE and claims against TEPCO were dismissed on international comity grounds.  

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Target Injury

A federal court in New Jersey dismissed a complaint against Target brought by the mother of a child who injured his arm while playing on top of the distinctive red spherical bollards in front of the store. The mother claims Target should have known children would be attracted to the balls and made them safer but the court ruled the potential danger of playing on the bollard was obvious.

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