The class-action lawsuit was filed by the RCA Self-Help Association, which is made up of former employees and deceased workers’ families. Former Radio Corp of America (RCA) workers, RCA Self-Help Association members, lawyers and judicial reform groups protest behind a banner that reads: “Regrettable ruling in disregard of workers’ rights to health,” outside the High Court in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei TimesIn August 2018, the Supreme Court ordered RCA to pay NT$564.45 million in compensation to 262 of the plaintiffs — either former workers who developed cancer or other illnesses, or family members of deceased workers. “The litigation has gone through first and second rulings, the Supreme Court and a retrial at the High Court, but during the trial hearing, the judges were deferential to the experts who were called as witnesses, and did not ask questions. That ruling has been appealed by both sides to the High Court.
Source: Taipei Times March 06, 2020 15:56 UTC