Japanese Litigation Update

Quinn Emanuel Foundation to Donate Towards Japan Relief: On March 11th, Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded. Rescue and recovery efforts have already begun and are expected to last for months, with numerous international organizations and governments offering assistance. During this time of crisis in Japan, the firm wishes to extend our thoughts and support to the victims of the earthquake and its aftermath. Our firm, through the Quinn Emanuel Foundation, will be accepting donations. Our goal is to focus on helping families, children, schools, and others that will continue to be impacted as the government tries to rebuild infrastructure. If you would like to contribute, please contact Jackie Toth at the Quinn Emanuel Foundation, jackietoth@quinnemanuel.com. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3). All contributions are fully tax deductible.

Public Prosecutor Arrested: In one of the most publicized scandals in the history of the Japanese Public Prosecutors Office, a former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Investigation Squad of the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office, Tsunehiko Maeda, was arrested September 21, 2010. He has been charged with falsifying evidence in a case against a former official of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. In Japan, with its 99 percent conviction rate, the scandal has led to further questioning of prosecutorial conduct. Japanese prosecutors have greater ability to lead police-like investigations than their counterparts in many other countries.

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