December 21, 2011 |
Finding himself in a more comfortable spot in the race for the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney campaigned in New Hampshire Tuesday where he lamented the breakdown in negotiations over the 2012 payroll tax break and waved off Newt Gingrich's complaints about negative independent ads that are being run by Romney's supporters. After chatting with several undecided voters and supporters in a crowded restaurant in Keene, Romney told reporters that if he had been president during the negotiations over the payroll tax extension, he would have worked more directly with leaders of both parties but declined an opportunity to criticize the handling of the matter by House Republican leaders.
March 11, 2012 |
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.
April 20, 2014 |
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.
March 21, 2014 |
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]
February 4, 2014 |
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.
September 16, 2009 |
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.
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October 24, 2013 |
Of all the potential indignities involved in being a “Hooters Girl,” who'd have guessed you could get canned for having the wrong hair color? That's what Farryn Johnson, a 25-year-old waitress, has alleged in a racial discrimination complaint against Hooters Harborplace in Baltimore, and its corporate parent, Hooters of America. Johnson was fired from the Baltimore venue, she said, because she has blond highlights. “They specifically said black women don't have blond in their hair so you need to take it out,” Johnson told Baltimore TV station WJZ. I guess Hooters has never heard of Beyonce . Or Mary J. Blige.
December 16, 2008 |
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.
September 4, 2008 |
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.