Tag: Japan

  • Case of the Day: Ohno v. Yasuma

    The case of the day is Ohno v. Yasuma (9th Cir. 2013). Naoko Ohno was a Japanese national. While working in London, she joined the Saints of Glory Church, and when she returned to Tokyo she continued attending the church’s branch there. Part of the worship services she attended there was a recorded sermon by […]

  • Case of the Day: Roque v. Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    The case of the day is Roque v. Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Conn. Super. Ct. 2013). The plaintiff, Edwin Roque, alleged that while driving, his car was struck from behind by a Subaru Impreza, which he alleges was manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries. The claim was that the braking system was defective. Roque sought to […]

  • Case of the Day: Duarte v. Michelin North America

    The case of the day is Duarte v. Michelin North America, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2013). Xiomara Duarte filed a product liability case against Michelin and Toyota Motor Corp. after she was in an automobile accident involving a blow-out; she claimed the tire, manufactured by Toyota. Duarte sought to serve process on Toyota by delivering the […]

  • Case of the Day: Kita v. Superior Court

    The case of the day is Kita v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (Cal. Ct. App. 2013). Takahito and Kanako Kita were Japanese nationals who were married in Japan in 2003. They had two children, a son and a daughter, both born in Japan. In 2008, Takahito’s employer transferred him to its California office. […]

  • Case of the Day: McCarty v. Roos

    The case of the day is McCarty v. Roos (D. Nev. 2012). It’s a bit off the beaten path. Robert Joseph McCarty was convicted of “quasi indecent assault” in Japan in 2003. When he returned to the United States, he was required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act. […]