July 30, 2003 |
When J2 Global Communications Inc. held its quarterly earnings conference call with investors and analysts last week, the company figured it had some good news: Second-quarter profit of 47 cents a share beat analysts' average estimate by 3 cents. Yet on the stock's Yahoo message board after the report came out, someone was outraged -- or pretended to be. "I can't believe they missed by 8 cents!!!," the poster wrote in what may have been a deliberate attempt to hurt the shares.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2003 |
California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer sued an Aliso Viejo-based company Tuesday for allegedly violating federal law by faxing unsolicited advertisements to small businesses, corporations and homes across the country. The consumer protection lawsuit, filed in San Diego federal court, seeks $15 million in penalties from Fax.com. "You probably can't count the number of times this business and their owners and operators have violated the state and federal law," Lockyer said.
March 22, 2003 |
A U.S. appeals court upheld a federal ban on unsolicited commercial faxes, finding that the 1991 law doesn't violate free-speech rights. The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Missouri's attorney general in reversing a trial court's finding that the law violated free speech rights. Missouri sued American Blast Fax Inc. of Dallas and Fax.Com Inc. of Aliso Viejo in 2000, in response to complaints by consumers and small businesses annoyed by unwanted faxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2003 |
Call it the premature press release. On Friday afternoon, within an hour after Gov. Gray Davis unveiled a plan to bridge California's looming budget shortfall, the office of Assemblywoman Patricia Wiggins faxed to reporters a press release in which Wiggins vowed to cut her own salary by 5%.
September 1, 2002
Hurray for Steve Kisch ["Activists' Lawsuits Target Junk Faxes," Aug. 23]. I for one am sick and tired of having to hide my fax numbers. I have changed my fax number twice, had it removed from business cards, Web site and all other correspondence. I have thrown away stacks of unwanted faxes, purchased new ink and paper and tried too many times to mention to send the fax back with my number on it requesting removal from the autofax services. All I ever got for my troubles were more faxes.
August 23, 2002 |
A coalition of California activists filed a jaw-dropping $2.2-trillion set of lawsuits against facsimile marketer Fax.com Inc. on Thursday, saying millions of junk faxes are clogging the nation's fax machines, jamming communications and possibly endangering lives. The suits, filed in both state and federal courts in California, seek class-action status and punitive damages against Aliso Viejo-based Fax.
August 8, 2002 |
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a record $5.38-million fine against a California company that allegedly inundated businesses and consumers with millions of pages of unsolicited faxes. The action against Fax.com Inc. of Aliso Viejo was meant to send a message to those who violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and burden junk-fax recipients with the cost of paper, ink and other items associated with receiving unsolicited faxes.
May 12, 2002 |
Here are Los Angeles-area stores that specialize in travel literature, guides, maps and accessories: California Map & Travel Center 3312 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 396-6277, fax (310) 392- 8785, www.mapper.com. Distant LandsA Traveler's Bookstore and Outfitter 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (800) 310-3220 or (626) 449-3220, fax (626) 792-9706, www.distant lands.com. Geographia Map & Travel Bookstore 4000 Riverside Drive, Burbank; (818) 848-1414, (818) 848-2714.
January 24, 2002 |
There is undoubtedly any number of Mighty Duck players who would welcome a fresh start with a team in better shape then the Ducks. but only 10 are being offered for reprieves at this point. The Ducks came with in three seconds of a victory in regulation Wednesday before Minnesota's Marian Gaborik fired a shot that went off goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere's pad to force overtime.