Fukui Shimbun filed a lawsuit against Sports Community Fukui, the former operators of the BC League's Fukui Miracle Elephants, because they failed to repay a loan worth about 24.6M yen.
According to the legal brief, Fukui Shimbun claims they loaned Sports Community Fukui 25M yen on 6/2009 to help them with their expenses. On February 2010, Sports Community Fukui was dissolved and ownership of the team was transferred over to a newly created company called Fukui Citizen's Team (wholly-owned by Fukui Shimbun).
Sports Community Fukui did pay back a portion of the loan, but not in in full. Fukui Shimbun is requesting that the co-signers on the loan, three former members of the front office of Sports Community Fukui (including the former president), pay the remaining amount.