Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The lawyer, Tsutomu Arakaki, said such compensation is typically paid within a period of a year or a year and a half.
In July 2006, the marines robbed the driver of his wallet with ¥44,000 and some $320 after pulling him from his cab in the city of Okinawa. The man filed for damages in November 2008 and in April 2009, with the Defense Ministry serving as a point of contact for the U.S military, but the procedure has stalled on the U.S. side for unknown reasons, he said.
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Comment: This guy needs a better lawyer, the one he has should be sued for malpractice. Even the dumbest of the dumb can see that the US is just waiting the poor guy out. They figure that at 71 years of age, chances are better than good that he'll die before they ever have to pay a red cent. Adding insult to injury, with the US dollar becoming more and more worthless every day and the Japanese Yen following suit, even if they did pay up, it would be in worthless paper currency. They might as well just sent the guy a couple of rolls of toilet paper and called it even. It won't be long before that toilet paper is worth more than the amount of his settlement and if push comes to shove, at least it won't aggravate his hemorrhoids!