The late Choi Jin-shil, domestic violence and her advertising contract:
The top court ruled that she caused damage to the [construction] company by “failing to keep her social and moral honor” and thus depreciating the brand image. Following Choi’s suicide last October, her two children ― one preschooler and the other primary schooler ― are now the parties against whom the suit was filed. Their grandmother is their legal representative.
The firm demanded 3 billion won ($2.3 million) in compensation.