Rough way to deal with fatalities: Police Raid

You may hate lawsuits, but I believe they are better than jail time.

A Japanese tour organizer had eight tourists die on a mountain climb last year. To investigate what happened, he was raided by the Japanese police to look into possible charges of negligence.

Negligence in Japan is a criminal act. Here it is a civil lawsuit. A criminal act means you pay a fine to the government and/or go to jail. A civil suit, if you lose means you pay money to the injured parties or their heirs.
The deceased, all in their 60’s died of hypothermia. The negligence charges stem from the fact that they were found at different locations on the mountain.

See Authorities raid tour agent in mountain deaths.

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