Fukushima Court Finds Tepco and the Japanese Government Liable for the 2011 Disaster
A district court in Fukushima prefecture on Tuesday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (TKECY)and the Japanese government were liable for damages totaling about 500 million yen ($4.44 million) in the largest class action lawsuit brought over the 2011 nuclear disaster, Kyodo news agency said.
A group of about 3,800 people, mostly in Fukushima prefecture, filed the class action suit, marking the biggest number of plaintiffs out of about 30 similar class action lawsuits filed across the nation.
This is the second court ruling that fixed the government’s responsibility after a Maebashi district court decision in March.
The plaintiffs in Fukushima case have called on defendants for reinstating the levels of radioactivity at their homes before the disaster, but the court rejected the request, Kyodo said.