NOVA hit with group lawsuits over return of lesson fees

Fourteen people have filed two group lawsuits against major English-language school NOVA in the Kyoto District Court, demanding money they say the school has failed to return to them.

The plaintiffs are demanding a combined 6.58 million yen from NOVA. Some of the plaintiffs claim that the school inappropriately reduced the amount of money that should have been returned to them when they stopped taking lessons.

A group of lawyers representing the plaintiffs said that it was the first time group lawsuits had been filed against NOVA over cancelled contracts for its lessons.

The 14 plaintiffs are reportedly spread out over five prefectures in Japan.