November 22, 2010 |
Ab Force ? The Federal Trade Commission will mail refunds to more than 34,000 buyers of Ab Force electronic simulation devices, which had been advertised as being able to help people lose weight without exercising. Marketers including Telebrands Corp. and TV Savings violated federal law by making false claims about the product's effectiveness, the FTC said in a news release. Phishing ? The FBI's New York office is warning the public to be careful about responding to e-mails purportedly from their banks.
March 21, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - Ratepayers of Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. could be in line for a share of more than $1 billion in refunds as part of a possible financial settlement from the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Both Edison and another party to the negotiations, the Utility Reform Network (TURN), a consumer advocacy group, confirmed that a settlement conference is scheduled Thursday at the San Francisco headquarters of the California Public Utilities Commission.
March 18, 2003 |
Customers buying high-speed Internet access from Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and Orange counties could get refunds of up to $40, the company said. More than $1.8 million in franchise fees will be refunded, with current customers finding the credits on their bills and former customers receiving refund checks, the company said last week.
September 5, 2003 |
Enron Corp. challenged an order to refund $32.5 million for violating electricity trading rules during the California energy crisis of 2000-01. An administrative law judge with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered the refunds in July after finding that Enron set up an arrangement to staff El Paso Electric Co.'s trading desk as a way to increase Enron's market share and give it access to sensitive market information.
December 4, 1990 |
Scarred from the lessons of other air carrier bankruptcies, travel agent Jean Conner was braced for the worst as Continental Airlines sought bankruptcy protection Monday. To her surprise, the expected tide of angry telephone calls from customers seeking ticket refunds never came. "No one is beating down our doors," said Conner, who runs El Monte Travel with her husband, Ralph. "Perhaps it hasn't sunk in yet."
March 22, 2011 |
The panic buying of salt that swept China last week amid fears of radiation from Japan has been replaced with a new frenzy: how to get a refund. Many shoppers now reportedly feel buyers' remorse after realizing that there was no shortage of salt in China and that radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan posed little threat to coastal sea salt deposits. The hoarders are now lining up at grocery stores to ask for their money back, especially from shopkeepers who charged as much as 10 times the normal prices for the seasoning, according to Chinese news reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997 |
An agreement approved unanimously by the City Council will give refunds to each subscriber of TCI Cablevision of the east San Fernando Valley. The city's Information Technology Agency negotiated an agreement with the cable firm that will provide customers with refunds of $5.38 apiece while setting the basic service rate at $9.97.
November 1, 1997 |
The Federal Communications Commission has ordered Century Communications Corp. to pay refunds totaling nearly $4.6 million for overcharging about 177,000 cable subscribers in the Los Angeles area between September 1993 and this August. Century customers may not see any immediate results from the federal action because local franchise authorities must first sign off on the FCC's assessment of Century overcharges.
January 10, 2006 |
More than a thousand customers didn't receive items they had ordered from a company that does business through Amazon.com Inc., forcing the massive online retailer to offer refunds. Amazon.com spokeswoman Patty Smith said Monday that the outside seller, which is listed as "Mygreatchoice," received outstanding customer ratings when it first began selling on Amazon.com in July. But Amazon.com noticed a big decline in customer satisfaction starting in late November. Seattle-based Amazon.
December 15, 1999 |
The minimum amount airlines have to pay passengers for lost, damaged or delayed baggage on domestic flights will be doubled to $2,500, the first increase in nearly 16 years, the Transportation Department said. "This new rule, combined with our broader airline consumer program, will provide passengers with greater protection when they travel," Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater said. The new rule becomes effective after a 30-day posting period.