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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Sailors Ask Ninth Circuit to Revive Fukushima Class Action

A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Tuesday considered whether a U.S. federal court has jurisdiction over negligence and wrongful death claims brought by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed to radiation while rendering humanitarian aid in Fukushima, Japan, following a 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Pompeo Grilled on Outbreak Readiness as Iran Hearing Goes Afield

As stock markets quake and anxiety over the coronavirus spreads, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo worked in a deeply contentious hearing Friday to assure lawmakers that the Trump administration is capable of handling an outbreak in the U.S. 

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