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May 21, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim is punching back at an advocacy group that's been criticizing him across the country and on the steps of the California Capitol building. Slim's Miami-based subsidiary, TracFone Wireless Inc., on Monday filed a complaint with California's political watchdog agency against an organization called Two Countries One Voice. The group has been protesting and pressing for legislation that could slow the expansion of TracFone's pre-paid cellphone network in the United States.
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.
December 21, 2011 | By Maeve Reston
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 | 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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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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