First court judgment: Liability indemnity authorized to the top about a crime of subsidiary members


Twenty seven Deaf persons, both men and women, did the suit, asking three members of a gang, including the 88-aged leader for compensation for damages at total of about 200,000,000 yen as they had robbed the Deaf persons of cash by threatening.

The judge of Tokyo District Court admitted the gang leader's "respondeat liability" and ordered the three gang members to pay total of about 197,000,000 yen to the Deaf persons.

The judgment, applying a revised regulation of anti-gangster law of 2008, admitted respondeat liability in the goon squad top is for the first time, according to a plaintiff defense team, .

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