Apple and Sony jointly pay out ¥1.3M to burned Japanese gentleman

Remember when Sony’s batteries were catching on fire and there were many recalls? Well some of those poor souls who got burned by Sony’s flaming batteries (in Apple’s laptops) sued for damages and are actually squeezing a little money out of the two companies.

A Japanese couple is being awarded ¥1.3 million for their troubles (and burns). It sounds like a lot, but yens are cheap these days and it ends up being about $13,000 — far less than they would have paid in America, where some LA douchebag would have gotten his crotch warmed by one of these and taken it all the way to the Supreme Court.