January 17, 1989 |
Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said Monday he will order the Massachusetts executive branch to stop making purchases from companies with ties to South Africa. "From this point forward, the message will go out loud and clear from at least one state government that we are not going to do business with people who do business with that government and that country," Dukakis said at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1989 |
Cash-starved Massachusetts sued Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc. Tuesday for $6.2 million in unpaid corporate excise taxes for 1982 to 1985, state Revenue Commissioner Stephen W. Kidder announced. The suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court charged that the North American affiliate of the German auto manufacturer refused to file returns or neglected to pay corporate tax and excise payments while doing business in Massachusetts since 1965.
January 3, 1985
Andrea Booth and Jennifer Waterhouse Porter have been appointed business manager and development director of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra Assn. The women will replace Dori Barnes, business manager and acting executive director who is retiring after 20 years with the organization. Booth, a lifelong resident of the city, previously worked for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Harvard School in Los Angeles. She holds a master's degree in arts management and marketing from UCLA.
January 14, 1994 |
A Massachusetts woman who slipped and fell in a bathtub in an Anaheim hotel room can sue the hotel owner in Massachusetts, the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday. The ruling was hailed by the woman's lawyer, who said it would make it easier for Massachusetts residents to sue out-of-state corporations. "This is a sweeping victory for Massachusetts plaintiffs," said Wendy Sibbison, the attorney.
September 18, 1998 |
H.J. Meyers & Co., a brokerage with a large Southern California presence, has shut down abruptly, leaving tens of thousands of customers nationwide wondering about the status of their accounts. The Wall Street firm that handled H.J. Meyers' trades, Cowen & Co., announced the closure in a statement Thursday that said Cowen was no longer processing the brokerage's trades following the "cessation" of Meyers' brokerage business. A recorded message at H.J. Meyers' Rochester, N.Y.