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November 1, 1997 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER
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 | From Associated Press
More than a thousand customers didn't receive items they had ordered from a company that does business through Inc., forcing the massive online retailer to offer refunds. spokeswoman Patty Smith said Monday that the outside seller, which is listed as "Mygreatchoice," received outstanding customer ratings when it first began selling on in July. But noticed a big decline in customer satisfaction starting in late November. Seattle-based Amazon.
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.
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.
February 12, 1988 | Associated Press
The American Stock Exchange, in an effort to restore investor confidence, said Thursday that it would refund as much as $1 million to customers who traded stock index options the day after the market crashed. The move coincides with a similar decision earlier this week by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the nation's largest stock index options market.
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.
November 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Internet users who were burned by a scheme that surreptitiously connected their computers to telephone numbers for the country of Moldova will get $2.74 million in refunds for long-distance charges, the Federal Trade Commission said. The FTC said the refunds are part of two settlements it reached with several firms and individuals who used a supposedly free software program to connect more than 38,000 consumers to costly international phone numbers--in effect hijacking their computer modems.
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."
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.
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.
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