Chubu Electric Power Co., Ltd. announced on March 25 that it had filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court requesting the cancellation of the order due to differences of opinion on the findings of fact, etc., regarding the fact that it received an order to pay a surcharge from the Japan Fair Trade Commission together with its sales subsidiary for the sale of electricity to businesses.
Chubu Electric Power Co., Ltd. and its sales subsidiary Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Ltd. received an order from the Japan Fair Trade Commission in March to pay a total of more than 3.275 billion yen in surcharges for forming a cartel with Kansai Electric Power over the sale of electricity to businesses.
Chubu Electric Power Co. had indicated that it had not reached an agreement with Kansai Electric Power to restrict business activities, and that it would file a lawsuit claiming that there was a difference of opinion between the findings of fact and the interpretation of the law.
As a result of internal preparations for the lawsuit, the two companies filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court on the 25th asking for the cancellation of the order.
Chubu Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power Miraiz commented, "We will continue to assert and prove the views of both companies in the lawsuit and seek a fair judicial decision, and we apologize for the concern caused to everyone involved."