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BUSINESS
January 10, 2006 | From Associated Press
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.
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NEWS
December 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
December 15, 1991
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi's authority to issue Proposition 103 rate rollback orders to specific insurance companies was upheld by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs after a hearing in Los Angeles. A 20th Century insurance challenge to Garamendi's orders was rejected, but company lawyers indicated they would appeal.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1985 | Associated Press
Boeing, which once planned to charge the Defense Department $748 for two pairs of pliers, announced Tuesday that, if the Pentagon believes that it has been overcharged for support equipment or spare parts, it will get a refund. "We're saying that if the Pentagon finds our prices to be unreasonable, send the item back and we'll be glad to refund your money," said William McGinty, a spokesman at the Boeing office here. "Boeing is putting its credibility on the line," McGinty said.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1994 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alaska Airlines said Tuesday that it has made all of its tickets--including those sold at a discount--refundable, becoming the most recent carrier to reduce restrictions on cheap air fares. "As far as consumers are concerned . . . it's a win," said Donald S. Garvett, an airline consultant at Simat, Helliesen & Eichner in New York. "It removes what could be burdensome and possibly expensive restrictions."
BUSINESS
June 18, 2001 | JUAN HOVEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Workers' compensation insurers owe California employers a small treasure in premium refunds under an obscure section of state law enacted in 1993 and mostly ignored since then. The refunds could be worth hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars to small and mid-size companies that get injured workers back on the job in modified or alternative work arrangements--good news for businesses facing increases in premiums for workers' comp insurance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1991 | JON NALICK
The City Council has decided that people who are unhappy with programs offered by the city Recreation Department can get their money back. As part of a plan to increase enrollment in city-run classes, the council decided unanimously this week to refund class fees to dissatisfied participants. The policy will begin in the fall and will affect about 50 programs, including ballet, karate, tennis and art classes, as well as daylong seminars, Charlene Lent, Community Services superintendent, said.
SPORTS
October 25, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-five days and 134 missed games into a labor dispute that shows no signs of a resolution, the NHL on Monday canceled four games on the schedule of each of its 26 teams. That means many clubs will be obligated to refund only minimal amounts of money immediately to ticket holders, while holding money paid for future games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles schools Supt. Ruben Zacarias ordered reimbursements Tuesday for five teachers who paid their own way to accompany the academic decathlon team from El Camino Real High School to Providence, R.I., where the squad won the national championship over the weekend. The school district paid for five administrators to attend the competition, using funds from private donations. But teachers who helped train the team had to pay their own travel bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1995 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Westminster is the latest Orange County government to receive a refund from Southern California Edison, which erroneously billed the city for electric service to street lights outside its borders, officials say. The October rebate of more than $3,000 to Westminster follows a $14,000 refund to Garden Grove and an $18,000 credit to the California Department of Transportation.
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