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Nissan seeks ¥1.4 bil damages from ex-exec Kelly over Ghosn pay


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He was cleared of nearly all the charges except for one year and they want over $11 milion from him? The real blame lays with the Japanese executives who let this go on for over a decade.

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Nissan seeks ¥1.4 bil damages from ex-exec Kelly over Ghosn pay

Of course Nissan wants ¥1.4 bil damages from Kelly. That's all it was ever about. Scam the world to rebuild poor little Japan.

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Boycott Nissan!

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Another reason not to buy a Nissan car ever

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11mil worth of bad publicity for Nissan. If they hadn’t had enough of it already.

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Boycott Nissan!

Well said. Nissan has exposed itself as being completely untrustworthy, and dishonourable. Am utter disgrace to Japan. As for Japanese (so-called) law. Say no more.

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Nissan Motor Co has filed a lawsuit against its former executive Greg Kelly seeking about 1.4 billion yen ($11.7 million) in damages

Not a legal expert like most commenters, but would it be possible to counter-sue the the company, the Japanese Nissan executives, or the authorities for damages and harassment? Preferably in an American court?

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Very unfair action by nissan. What a bad example.

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It should have been the other way round of Kelly sues Nissan for conspiring to set him up with false allegations and charges!

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I’ve boycotted Nissan since Ghosn was first arrested and will continue to do so forever.

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Nissan Motor Co has filed a lawsuit against its former executive Greg Kelly seeking about 1.4 billion yen ($11.7 million) in damages.

Hefty chunk of change. But good luck getting it! Probably spend that much in lawyer bills too!

The damages demanded by Nissan are equal to the amount it has already paid after being slapped with a 2.4 billion fine from Japan's financial watchdog.

Huh? Either someone failed to edit something here, or Nissan has yet to pay 1 billion to the government.

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People who reported Ghosn to prosecutor without even informing company board and asking board authorization, from this article that activity is unethical and illegal.


Shareholders never get their stock price back, for the price like before the arrest. It won't happen if this settled internally.


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The goal here is to make an example out of him so that never again a foreign executive will attempt to disrupt the business as usual in Japanese corporations.

When a Japanese corporation sinks to the bottom, like Nissan pre-Ghosn, I hope no one from abroad comes to save it. Lessons learnt here.

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How embarrassing! Nissan execs really want to rub their faces in crap some more!

Boycott Nisan like I have been since this story first broke. Neither I nor any member of my extended family will ever buy a Nissan, I made sure of that!

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Any Japanese sued along side him? Did he act alone?

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How much damages is Nissan seeking from Toshiaki Ohnuma et al?

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They should be paying Kelly for ruining his life over charges he was eventually cleared of.

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I feel Nissan is very off-putting in this whole scandal. When I'm going to buy a car I'm certainly going to avoid Nissan.

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That's about how much it cost the Japanese taxpayers to prosecute him.

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LOL! More signs that Nissan and the J-gov are corrupt shameless criminals. If I was Kelly, I would counter sue in the US. Where is the lawsuit against Saikawa and his Japanese co-conspirators?

Nissan and J-gov want to continue the propaganda campaign that the foreigners are the bad ones and not all the Japanese executives. The investors all blame the Japanese executives for causing them to lose money.

The J-gov and Nissan wants to continue the harassment because Ghosn is free, Kelly did not crack (no deep bows and apologies), the investors are still angry, and Nissan and the J-gov are embarrassed globally.

Now the world knows of the corruption at Nissan and J-gov. On top of that, a foreign company/country still owns Nissan.

I bet the J-gov regrets letting all those J-executives slide now! Nationalism got them embarrassed!

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How much are thry suing that snake Saikawa for.? Oh, thats right, he is Japanese,.

he bowed and walked away, not a day in jail.

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they really have no shame. bloody crooks.

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Let me get this straight: Nissan is slapped with a fine that it does not wish to pay. So instead of appealing the fine and possibly having it reduced or overturned, they accept the decision and then sue their employee to make the individual effectively pay it for them?


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Nissan lost a lot of money and by suing, they are losing some more.

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Terrible PR. It's like they want to self-destruct. Give it a rest already.

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Aren’t you supposed to stop digging once you find yourself in a deep hole?

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Don’t agree with this at all but somebody had to take the fall and might as well be the gaijin. U know that’s how they were thinking .

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The real blame lays with the Japanese executives who let this go on for over a decade.

That's why the hilarious demand, they're trying to cover for their own incompetence, but in doing so showing the world how incompetent Nissan is, again, and again. Also showing that the courts are just a vassal for corporate demands no matter how ridiculous or any legitimate reasoning.

I don't know, their reasons escapes me like Ghosn on a rainy day

Happy he escaped after all this. Ghosn lives in the prosecutor's minds for free

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Documents blow Nissan’s Kelly case to smithereens



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I own a Nissan Leaf, because at the time it was the only pure EV available in Japan besides the Model S, and I really wanted an EV. I love the car - but I won't buy from Nissan again.

I already had decided to no longer buy from Nissan when Ghosn was arrested, but this makes me more resolute.

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Once again, it's a good job the ambassador saw Kelly safely off from HND.

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The same misstatement was committed 10 years.

Kelly was involved only once.

Who is gonna be sued for the remaining 9 years?

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Nissan’s coup to get rid of Ghosn has cost the company some $17 billion. Perhaps Nissan’s shareholders should file a lawsuit against the company’s board of directors for the losses to their portfolios.

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Well number one point, it is Kelly who should sue Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office. The second point, let's all see Japan come and get the money. Once outside Japan, Japanese law can't take hostages. Incidentally has Japan paid Ghosn the compensation that he is owed for his unlawful detention.

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Japan is trying to keep Kelly out of the country to block his appeal.

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Nissan is unbelievable. Greg Kelly was found innocent except for the token charge that the judge leveled against him so that the judge could throw a bone to the prosecutors. Now Nissan through its ineptitude is trying to stick it to him financially since their little coup to oust Ghosn didn't pan out as they had hoped. What a pathetic organization. No honor for them but what else is new. Nissan--bad faith, bad business practices, badly corrupt. They make me want to vomit.

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Prosecutors in Japan are selected by the Cabinet, and are attested by the Head of State. It would therefore seem that the blame for this farce goes right to the top.

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Boycott Nissan?

Should that be considered as a "sanction" too?

Don't hold your breathe.

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No more GT-R's for you!!!

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