April 9, 2019 / 9:07 PM / 4 months ago

GE ducks lawsuit over Fukushima disaster

A federal judge in Boston has dismissed a proposed class action against General Electric Co by Japanese homeowners and businesses affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ruling that Japan is a better forum for the lawsuit.

In a decision on Monday, U.S. District Judge Patti Saris said a trial in the United States would burden the court, raise complex questions about nuclear plant design in Japan and require the translation of reams of documents into English.

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