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Through legal and regulatory actions, the Consumer Watchdog legal team has changed corporate behavior and returned billions of dollars to American consumers.

We bring suits against auto and home insurers, health insurers, cell phone companies, and others that cheat consumers.

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Insurance companies have been forcing the middle class to pay for Auto Insurance discounts given to a select few. Consumer Watchdog and other leading California non-profit organizations have submitted a formal petition to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones asking him to stop insurance companies from secretly discriminating against their customers based on their occupation or educational level. Here’s the background:
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Recent Settlement in Similar Lawsuit Allows Anthem Blue Cross Patients To “Opt-Out” of Mandatory Mail-Order Rx Drug Program
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Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV/AIDS may “opt-out” of a program that would have required them to obtain their medications by mail order under a settlement announced by Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas LLC. 
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After receiving complaints from Hyundai owners across the country, in November, 2011 Consumer Watchdog challenged the US Environmental Protection Agency to audit Hyundai over the "40 Miles Per Gallon" MPG claims on the window sticker of its Elantra. On November 2, 2012, the EPA confirmed Consumer Watchdog's allegations, announcing that Hyundai and KIA would be required to change the false MPG window sticker claims on many of their vehicles, including Elantra.
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Jill Rogers et al. v. Automobile Club of Southern California et al. Los Angeles Superior Court, BC494213   This lawsuit is a class action against the Auto Club of Southern California targeting a form of discrimination that was once a common practice by insurance companies in California.
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William Hall v. Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, San Bernardino Superior Court Case No. CIVRS 1200996   Consumer Watchdog and Shernoff, Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP settled a lawsuit against long-term care insurer Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania (also known as SHIP) in September 2012.   
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Consumer Watchdog has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California consumers against health insurer Blue Shield for forcing patients into lower-benefit and higher-deductible health coverage in violation of state law.
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Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California Blue Cross consumers whose “annual” deductibles and other "yearly" out of pocket costs were dramatically increased in the middle of the year.
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The California Superior Court approved a settlement in Consumer Watchdog's class action lawsuit against Blue Cross for illegally closing insurance policies and using big rate hikes to force patients into lower-benefit and higher-deductible health coverage -- known as the "death spiral."
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In the Matter of Mercury Insurance Company, California Department of Insurance (CDI) File No. NC-03027545 Consumer Watchdog Joins California Insurance Commissioner's Complaint Against Illegal Overcharges by Mercury Insurance Company