U.S. justices: Can't make employers cover contraceptives

Jul 1, 2014

U.S. justices: Can't make employers cover contraceptives

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ...

Mar 24, 2014

Father haunted by memories of son who perished

Ryo Shibuya, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the town of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, lost his 2-year-old son Ayumu in the 2011 tsunami. The boy was one of three children from a public nursery school who died when the car they were ...

Mar 20, 2014

Death penalty upheld for woman

The Matsue branch of the Hiroshima High Court upheld on Thursday capital punishment for a woman convicted of killing two men in 2009, based mainly on circumstantial evidence. Presiding Judge Ihei Tsukamoto concurred with the lower court’s ruling in 2012 that questioned the authenticity ...

Toyota fined $3 million by U.S. jury

Oct 25, 2013

Toyota fined $3 million by U.S. jury

Toyota Motor Corp. must pay $3 million in a lawsuit claiming that a defect in a Camry caused the vehicle to suddenly accelerate, leading to an accident that left one woman dead and another injured, an Oklahoma jury says.

Nissan-only N.Y. taxi fleet plan struck down

Oct 9, 2013

Nissan-only N.Y. taxi fleet plan struck down

New York’s plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. has been blocked by a judge who ruled that the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped its authority by requiring medallion owners to buy a specific vehicle. Nissan won a contract ...

Oct 7, 2013

Appeal filed over JR West ex-chiefs

Lawyers filed an appeal Monday with the Osaka High Court, seeking to reverse a verdict that found three former presidents of West Japan Railway Co. not guilty of professional negligence in connection with the 2005 Amagasaki derailment that claimed 107 lives. The three court-appointed ...