Samsung wins Korean lawsuit over Galaxy Note7

Last year, a group of Galaxy Note7 owners filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung in South Korea. They sought KRW 300 thousand ($267) per person for the inconvenience called by the recall. Since then, the number of claimants has grown to 1,900 and the money to of KRW 935 million ($822,000 total, $433 per person.) Now a local court has ruled in favor of Samsung, saying that the recall and any inconvenience it might have caused was not “unacceptable”. A similar suit was filed against Samsung in the US, but that is still…

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Slogans, placards and food: South Korean protests a boon for restaurants

As protesters march through Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, the center stage of huge weekly demonstrations calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, nearby restaurants hustle to prepare for a busy night. Many bars and restaurants in the area, home to government offices and near the presidential Blue House, have been doing roaring business well into the night when the protests are held every Saturday. The boom is a relief for neighborhood restaurants after a new anti-graft law in September limited the value of meals that could…

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