Oh NOVA! More English students sue chain

Three more former students of the beleaguered English conversation school NOVA have sued it over repayment of funds for cancelled contracts.

The group of three filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court demanding that the Osaka-based conversation school chain repay a total of 1.46 million yen because of unfair accounting practices when returning money when contracts are cancelled.

The lawsuit is the second wave of legal action against NOVA backed by a group of Tokyo lawyers working pro bono to help students of the conversation school who feel they have been mistreated.

The three plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Monday are all company employees who live in Tokyo.

In June, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry slapped a six-month ban on NOVA making long-term contracts because of the chain’s mishandling of the cancellation of contracts.