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complaint

English law a statement by which a civil proceeding in a magistrates' court is commenced

Complaint

 

in the USSR, the communication of a citizen (or a group of citizens) to a state or public organization in connection with the violation of a right or interest protected by law or in connection with the violation of the rights of a labor collective. According to the disciplinary code of the armed forces of the USSR, a complaint is a personal petition of a member of the armed forces in connection with the violation of his rights. At the same time, a complaint is one of the means of eliminating violations of legislation and a basis for raising the question of the responsibility of persons who have permitted these violations, bureaucratism, or red tape.

Soviet legislation on the procedure for action in a complaint or other communications submitted by citizens to state or social agencies calls for a timely and careful examination of each complaint and a proper resolution for it.

The Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of Apr. 12, 1968, On the Procedure for Examining the Proposals, Petitions, and Complaints of Citizens, sets forth the basic regulations for the examination and resolution of complaints. As a rule, a complaint is submitted to the agency or to the official directly supervising the agency (or the official) being the object of the complaint. In instances provided for by law, a complaint may be submitted to the people’s court, for example, a complaint in connection with the unlawful imposition of a fine. It is absolutely forbidden to forward complaints of citizens for consideration to the officials whose actions are appealed. The law requires that in resolving a complaint all necessary measures be taken to consider it in its essence, to assemble all documents and other materials, and to take a well-founded decision and ensure its timely and proper execution. The person who has made the declaration is informed of the decision taken, and, in the event of the dismissal of the complaint, he is notified of the reasons for the refusal.

The law provides for a time limit of up to one month for the consideration of a complaint. The complaints that do not require additional study or verification must be considered without delay or in any case not more than 15 days from the day the complaint is submitted to the competent agency. A shorter time limit is established for the consideration of complaints of members of the armed forces and their families.

Disciplinary responsibility of officials has been established in the event of violations of the procedure provided for by law for the consideration of complaints made by citizens. In instances when considerable damage has been done to state or social interests, when citizens’ rights have been infringed upon, or when the citizen who lodged the complaint has been persecuted, a criminal proceeding may be instituted against officials guilty of these acts.

N. G. SALISHCHEVA

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SAIBOU, is hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty (30) days of the first publication of this Warning Order and answer the civil Complaint of the Plaintiff, SHELTER INSURANCE COMPANIES or upon failure of Defendant to do so, the Complaint filed herein will be deemed to be admitted and the Defendant will face entry of judgment by default or be otherwise barred from asserting his interest.
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YANEZ, is hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty (30) days el the first publication of this Warning Order and answer the civil Complaint of the Plaintiff, SHELTER INSURANCE COMPANIES or upon failure of Defendant to do so, the Complaint filed herein will be deemed to be admitted and the Defendant will face entry of judgment by default or be otherwise barred from asserting his interest.
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Defendant C & L HOMES, INC is hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty (30) days of the first publication of this Warning Order and answer the civil Complaint of Plaintiff ACME BRICK COMPANY or upon failure of Defendant to do so, the Complaint filed herein will be deemed to be admitted and the Defendant will face entry of judgment by default or be otherwise barred from asserting its interest.
According to the civil Complaint, from 1995 through at least 2003, P.
The above name Defendant, LANCE HOLT, is hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days of the first publication el this Warning Order and answer the civil Complaint of the Plaintiff, SHELTER INSURANCE COMPANIES, or upon failure of Defendant to do so, the Complaint filed herein will be deemed to be admitted and the Defendant will face entry the judgment by default in the amount of $15,11600 or be otherwise barred from asserting her interest.
While other former officers of Waste Management have recently settled SEC allegations contained in a civil complaint filed in March of 2002, Koenig continues to stand by the accuracy of the financial statements issued by Waste Management during his tenure.
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and BRAD SHIELDS, are hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty (30) days of the first publication OF this Warning Order and answer the civil Complaint OF the Plaintiff, ACME BRICK CO.
Kaiser, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New England, announced today that a civil complaint was filed in federal district court charging BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION, INC.