Justice ministry toughens stance against info leaks of ongoing cases to media

SEOUL– The Ministry of Justice announced a series of measures to reform “inappropriate” investigative practices by prosecutors Wednesday, with a focus on banning the unauthorized disclosure of information on ongoing…

Prosecutors demand 13-year jail term for woman over death of daughter

GUMI, South Korea– Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded imprisonment of 13 years for a 48-year-old woman surnamed Seok indicted on charges of attempting to abandon the body of her 3-year-old daughter…

Top court upholds prison terms for 3 ex-spy chiefs in illegal NIS funds case

SEOUL– The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld rulings for three former National Intelligence Service (NIS) chiefs convicted of providing illegal funds to the office of then President Park Geun-hye. The…

Prosecutors demand 30-year prison term for accomplice in Telegram sex exploitation case

SEOUL– Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded imprisonment of 30 years for a 19-year-old co-conspirator of a high-profile digital sexual exploitation ring during his appellate trial. The trial of Kang Hun took…

Court extends SsangYong’s rehabilitation plan deadline until Sept.

SEOUL– The Seoul Bankruptcy Court said Wednesday it has accepted SsangYong Motor Corp.’s request to extend the deadline for its rehabilitation plan by two months until Sept. 1 considering its…

Court rules against Netflix in network usage fee dispute

SEOUL– A Seoul court on Friday ruled against global video streaming giant Netflix in its prolonged network usage fee dispute with South Korean major internet access provider SK Broadband Inc.…

Constitutional Court upholds lawfulness of revised act that shut down ride-hailing service Tada

SEOUL– A revised law that practically forced a leading ride-hailing service out of business last year complied with the country’s Constitution, a court ruled Thursday. The justices of the Constitutional…

Court OKs property developer as final bidder for Eastar

SEOUL– South Korean property developer Sung Jung Co. said Tuesday the court has decided to select it as the final bidder to acquire financially troubled budget carrier Eastar Jet Co.…

Justice ministry backs away from mandating minister’s approval prior to investigation amid backlash

SEOUL– The Ministry of Justice on Friday retracted some aggressive reform measures aimed at curtailing prosecutors’ investigative power, following the prosecution’s strong protest. The rollback came to light when the…

Public defender questioned over death of sexually harassed soldier

SEOUL, A military public defender was questioned Tuesday for allegedly failing to provide adequate help to a sexually abused Air Force noncommissioned officer as military prosecutors expanded an investigation into…