Court orders parents of hearing-impaired girl to make compensation for damages

July 19, 2016

Two elementary girls have had trouble at school. A hearing-impaired girl threatened the other girl to fall from the roof of a nine-floor apartment house in Koto-ku, Tokyo, in 2013. As a result, the girl who jumped off was seriously injured. 

The parents of the hearing-impaired girl was sued to make compensation for damages at total of 30,000,000 yen. 

On July 19, Tokyo District Court ordered the parents to pay compensation for damages at about 10,000,000 yen because they neglected obligation to take care of their child.


Japanese sources:
http://www.sankei.com/affairs/news/160719/afr1607190021-n1.html
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/national/list/201607/CK2016072002000136.html

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