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4/17/2017
Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog, discusses United and the airline industry as a whole about how they trample over consumer rights on Rising Up With Sonali.
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4/7/2017
Californians pay more for gasoline than any other state.  Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate say big oil should be footed with the bill to fix California's roads to protect consumers.
News Release
4/5/2017
Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – An analysis released today by non-profit journalists at ProPublica finds that four auto insurance companies in California mark up prices by as much as 32% for drivers in minority neighborhoods as compared to white neighborhoods with similar risk. In a letter sent today Harvey Rosenfield, the author of Proposition 103, and Carmen Balber, the Executive Director of Consumer...
Blog Post
1/18/2017
By Carmen Balber
California consumers and small business owners saved $246 million dollars on their insurance in 2016 thanks to public rate challenges brought by Consumer Watchdog under insurance reform initiative Proposition 103. Since 2002, Consumer Watchdog rate challenges have saved policyholders $3.2 billion on their auto, home, condo, earthquake, commercial and medical malpractice insurance rates...
Blog Post
1/9/2017
By Laura Antonini
Anthem Blue Cross delivered a blow to its California individual and family plan members at the start of the new year by stripping policies of out-of-network coverage. The worst part: most of these consumers don’t even know yet that they lost their out-of-network coverage for 2017. As of January 1, Anthem converted its 2016 PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) health plans, which provide...
Blog Post
12/18/2016
By Jamie Court
Uber is hearing Tommy Petty. It won't back down in its dispute with the California Department of Motor Vehicles over putting its robot cars on California roads without a license to drive. Consumer Watchdog has advocated the test robot cars be impounded and the California Attorney General has now sent a letter telling Uber it will take the company to court. So why is Uber so emboldened in its...
News Release
4/5/2017
Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – An analysis released today by non-profit journalists at ProPublica finds that four auto insurance companies in California mark up prices by as much as 32% for drivers in minority neighborhoods as compared to white neighborhoods with similar risk. In a letter sent today Harvey Rosenfield, the author of Proposition 103, and Carmen Balber, the Executive Director of Consumer...
News Release
4/4/2017
John Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The credibility of autonomous vehicle policy issued last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was completely undermined when former NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind announced he has taken a job with robot car developer Zoox, said Consumer Watchdog today. Consumer Watchdog called on the Senate to refuse to confirm the next nominee for NHTSA administrator...
News Release
4/3/2017
Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA—Governor Jerry Brown’s gas tax to fix roads should come out of oil companies’ windfall profits and not out of consumers’ wallets, Consumer Watchdog said today. “No one disputes that California’s roads are crumbling and we need to invest in fixing them,” wrote consumer advocate Liza Tucker in a letter to California lawmakers. “In...
Legal Update
12/14/2015
By Harvey Rosenfield
In the latest of a series of decisions closing the courthouse doors on consumers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, 6 to 3, that DIRECTV customers in California who were illegally charged “cancellation fees” of up to $480 – often taken directly out of a consumer’s bank account or charged to a credit card without the customer’s permission – cannot join...
Legal Update
10/6/2015
By Jamie Court
Our attorneys' report from the US Supreme Court is that this morning’s oral argument didn’t reveal which way the majority was leaning in Imburgia v. DIRECTV. At issue is whether millions of consumers who paid exorbitant early termination fees can go to court in our class action, or are stuck in one-on-one mandatory arbitrations not contemplated by the contract that DIRECTV...
Legal Update
9/16/2015
By Harvey Rosenfield
Seven years ago, Consumer Watchdog’s legal team brought a class action lawsuit against DIRECTV on behalf of California customers who were charged unlawful early cancellation fees of up to $480 – often taken directly out of a consumer’s bank account or charged to a credit card without the customer’s permission. Next month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold a hearing on...
Video
4/17/2017
Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog, discusses United and the airline industry as a whole about how they trample over consumer rights on Rising Up With Sonali.
Video
4/7/2017
Californians pay more for gasoline than any other state.  Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate say big oil should be footed with the bill to fix California's roads to protect consumers.
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4/5/2017
Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's resident environmental advocate discusses Governor Jerry Brown's proposed gas tax hike and its potential to hurt consumers.

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