Majority of Japanese Surveyed Support Stricter Political Funds Control Laws Amid Fundraising Scandal, Express Dissatisfaction with PM’s Handling of Earthquake-Aftermath: Kyodo News

Tokyo, Japan – An overwhelming majority of 86.6% of respondents in a recent survey conducted by Kyodo News is calling for stronger regulations on political funds in Japan. The survey comes amidst a fundraising scandal that has enmeshed the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. These findings highlight the widespread dissatisfaction with current controls governing political finances, as well as the urgent need for reforms in the country. Moreover, the survey also revealed that 61.6% of the respondents expressed dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s handling of the aftermath of a magnitude-7.6 earthquake that struck the Noto … Read more

Overwhelming Majority of Japanese Citizens Demand Stricter Political Funds Control as Ruling Party Faces Fundraising Scandal

Tokyo, Japan – A recent survey conducted by Kyodo News reveals that a vast majority of respondents, 86.6 percent to be precise, support the implementation of stricter laws regarding political funds control in Japan. This comes in the midst of a fundraising scandal that has embroiled the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Furthermore, the survey shows that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s handling of a recent magnitude-7.6 earthquake on the Noto Peninsula did not fare well with the public, as 61.6 percent expressed dissatisfaction. The survey, carried out via telephone and initiated on Saturday, also … Read more

Promoting Fairness and Equity: How Common Benefit Funds Support Complex Litigation Cases

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Common benefit funds (CBFs) play a crucial role in ensuring fairness and equity in the distribution of legal fees and expenses in aggregate and complex litigation. They are particularly relevant in cases such as class actions, mass torts, trust and securities, and multidistrict litigations (MDLs), where an ad hoc or judicially appointed committee or team of attorneys prosecute the litigation. These funds serve to recognize and compensate the attorneys who dedicate their time, expertise, and resources to advancing the interests of the plaintiffs involved in a specific litigation, including litigants who are … Read more

Gov. Josh Green Calls for Additional Funds to Fight Climate Lawsuit: Hawaii Youths Accuse State Department of Violating Constitutional Rights

Honolulu, Hawaii – The administration of Gov. Josh Green is seeking an additional $2.25 million to combat a climate lawsuit filed by 14 young individuals in Hawaii. The lawsuit accuses the state Department of Transportation of violating their constitutional rights by endangering their present and future well-being. The funds are intended to cover the costs of an external law firm that is already collaborating with the state Attorney General’s Office to represent the department. The case is scheduled to be heard in the 1st Circuit’s Environmental Court in Honolulu from June 24 through July 12. … Read more