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NEWS
November 4, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
Herman Cain will address a gathering of conservative activists Friday afternoon when he appears at a summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity, a nonprofit group known for its ties to the billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch. Cain's appearance will be something of a homecoming for the embattled presidential hopeful, whose connections to Americans for Prosperity have come under new scrutiny this week after it was revealed that an affiliated group may have illegally helped jump-start Cain's presidential campaign.
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BUSINESS
April 20, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
It may be no surprise that the U.S.-based airline that has drawn the most complaints per passenger over the last five years is Spirit Airlines. After all, the Florida-based carrier is known for super-tight seating and dozens of fees, including charges for soft drinks and carry-on bags. But the executives at the ultra-low-cost carrier are probably not sweating the study results because another report released last week said that Spirit also had the highest profit margin of any U.S. carrier in 2013.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Remember the Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as her rapist when he sentenced the offender to 31 days in prison? His comments, which sparked national outrage, have prompted a formal judicial complaint against him. A prosecutor for the state's judicial oversight board has accused Judge G. Todd Baugh of imposing an “overly lenient and unlawful sentence” that “eroded public confidence in the judiciary.” The Montana Judicial Standard Commission's formal charge against Baugh of Yellowstone County was announced Tuesday after the panel received hundreds of complaints about him, including eight that were formally filed.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
A hometown crowd filled Iceberg Skating Palace with cheers when Russia's Adelina Sotnikova won a surprise gold medal in women's figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. But more than a few neutral observers questioned whether Sotnikova had truly outskated defending champion Yuna Kim and now officials from her native South Korea are asking the international skating federation to take another look. “Together with the Korea Skating Union, we have decided to file an official complaint [to the ISU]
SPORTS
September 16, 2009 | Mike Bresnahan; Ben Bolch, Staff and Wire Reports
South Africa's minister for women and children has filed a complaint with the United Nations over how Caster Semenya's case was handled. Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya says the international athletics governing body failed to safeguard the confidentiality of the runner whose sex has been questioned. She says they showed "blatant disregard" for Semenya's "human dignity." The complaint made Monday asks the UN Division for the Advancement of Women to investigate the matter.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2012 | By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times
If you have a gripe about a business, your usual first step would be to talk directly to a representative of the company. But if that fails to resolve the issue, you can ramp it up by filing an official complaint with the appropriate government agency. Here's where to go for some common consumer issues: •Contractors. The California Contractors State License Board handles complaints related to such things as poor construction work, failure to finish a job, unpaid subcontractors, building code violations and deceptive advertising.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2008 | FROM TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Eastman Kodak Co.'s complaint seeking to bar rivals Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. from importing mobile phones with digital cameras that infringe its patents will be investigated by U.S. trade officials. The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would investigate the complaint brought by Rochester, N.Y.-based Kodak, the 128-year-old photography company.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp. settled U.S. regulatory claims that the company misleadingly suggested it might increase a stake in General Motors Corp. in 2006 while looking to sell the stock. Tracinda wasn't fined and resolved the Securities and Exchange Commission's civil complaint by pledging to refrain from similar misconduct, the agency said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Clark County, Nevada, district attorney's office is seeking criminal charges against Marion "Suge" Knight, stemming from an incident in August in which Las Vegas police say they found the hip-hop mogul beating his girlfriend just off a busy thoroughfare. A criminal complaint being processed Tuesday in Las Vegas Justice Court charges Knight with two counts of felony drug possession and one count of misdemeanor battery. The complaint accuses Knight of striking Melissa Isaac. Police say they arrested Knight after they saw the founder of bankrupt Death Row Records beating the woman while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.
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