The Seoul High Court has ruled, this week, that no “epidemiological correlation” exists between the use of defoliants in Vietnam and the alleged sickness of veterans since the “causes of these diseases are very complicated.”
The decision is, likely, a welcomed decision by the numerous Korean conglomerates and chemical companies that are experiencing similar lawsuits.
We will update the reader on future cases that are handed down by the Korean courts.
Sean Hayes may be contacted at: [email protected]
Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. Sean is ranked, for Korea, as one of only two non-Korean lawyers as a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw.
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