The 2017 scandal sank the career of the then favourite for the Elysée and opened the door for Emmanuel Macron to win the French presidency.
The alleged impersonators wore a mask of French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to trick their victims. The scheme saw them extort more than €50 million from wealthy figures.
The former Nissan chairman escaped Japan last week. In his first appearance since, he attacked Japan's justice system.
Servier Laboratories, the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM) and 21 other defendants will face 2,684 plaintiffs. They allege that Mediator, marketed as an antidiabetic drug, has cost the lives of hundreds of patients.
Aaron Campbell, 16, confessed to the abduction, rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail before his sentencing on Thursday morning.
The trial of the eleven, including Taner Elic, the Head of Amnesty in Turkey, resumes in Istanbul today.
Mariano Rajoy has been giving evidence in the trial of 12 Catalan separatist politicians.
Yoselyn Ortega's insanity plea fails to impress jury as she is given life without parole for 2012 double infanticide in Manhattan.
Three Spanish firefighters accused of people smuggling in Greece have been acquitted of all charges.