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Kobe Steel loses JIS certifications, faces lawsuits in Canada

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd said on Friday it has been hit with lawsuits over its data tampering scandal and has had two more badges of industrial quality removed, the latest setbacks for the Japanese steelmaker as it seeks to restore its reputation.The class-action lawsuits lodged in courts in Canada are the first legal actions against the company since it announced the cheating in October, while the removal of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) certifications may cost it customers.Four individuals in Canada who bought cars that use the company's products filed lawsuits seeking ...

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 14:29 IST