Relatives of 3 killed in curry-poisoning incident sue Hayashi.WAKAYAMA, Japan, March 11 Kyodo
Relatives of three people killed in the 1998 curry-poisoning incident filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking a total of 30 million yen in compensation from Masumi Hayashi Masumi Hayashi could refer to:
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Four people were killed and 63 others became ill after eating the curry stew laced with arsenic on July 25, 1998 at a summer festival in the Sonobe district of Wakayama, the capital of Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan.
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Hayashi, 41, a former insurance saleswoman, has appealed the December ruling to a higher court.
In 1999, 38 victims of the incident filed a suit against Hayashi seeking a total of 107.5 million yen in damages, but the bereaved families did not take part in it.
Relatives of the fourth person who died, Hirotaka Hayashi, 10, did not join in the latest suit, as they had lodged a separate damages suit at the district court against a hospital in the city for failing to treat the boy properly after he was rushed there.
The district court dismissed the suit last December, and the family has appealed to the Osaka High Court.