Japanese automaker Nissan Motor on Wednesday filed a $90 million civil lawsuit against disgraced former chairman Carlos Ghosn in a Japan court, the company said.

The suit, filed at the Yokohama District Court, the city where the company is headquartered, "seeks an initial amount of JPY 10 billion ($90 million) to recover a significant part of the monetary damages inflicted on the company by its former chairman as a result of years of his misconduct and fraudulent activity," the company said in a statement.