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Nissan seeks $90m damages from former boss Carlos Ghosn

Former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn addresses a large crowd of journalists on his reasons for dodging trial in Japan where he is accused of financial misconduct.Image copyright
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Japanese car maker Nissan has filed a civil lawsuit against its former chairman Carlos Ghosn.

The suit, filed at Yokohama District Court, seeks an initial amount of $90m (£69.5m).

The company said it aims “to recover a significant part of the monetary damages inflicted on the company by its former chairman”.

Mr Ghosn is currently in Lebanon after jumping bail in Japan where he faces charges of financial misconduct.

He had been facing criminal charges for allegedly understating his annual salary and misusing company funds, until he fled Tokyo in December. Mr Ghosn denies any wrongdoing.

The scandal has thrown into doubt the future of Nissan’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi.

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