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Consumer Watchdog's attorneys advocate for consumers' rights and seek to hold corporations and government officials accountable in the courts and before regulatory agencies.

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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Three advanced auto safety technologies can prevent thousands of deaths and injuries each year, and billions of dollars in property damage, caused by rear-end crashes. Using combinations of radar, lidar (reflected laser light) and cameras, these technologies – known as Automatic Emergency Braking – are able to help prevent collisions.
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Feller et al v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company, United States District Court, Central District of California (Case 2:16-cv-01378)
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DoAetna, Inc., and its subsidiary Coventry Health Care Inc., are attempting to circumvent the central reform of the Affordable Care Act—the so called “guaranteed issue” provision, which ensures all patients are guaranteed access to health insurance regardless of their health condition—by discouraging patients with HIV/AIDS from enrolling in or remaining enrolled in Aetna and Coventry health plans, according to two national class action lawsuits currently being litigated by Whatley Kallas, LLP and Consumer Watchdog.
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Imburgia and Greiner v. DIRECTV Los Angeles Superior Court No. BC 398295 Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, No. B239361
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CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, ended a requirement that patients across the United States obtain their HIV/AIDS medications by mail-order under a settlement of a class action lawsuit announced in October 2015. The lawsuit, JOHN DOE v. CIGNA, was filed by Whatley Kallas, LLP, Consumer Watchdog—a non-profit consumer group—and Podhurst Orseck P.A., and presided over by United States District Court Judge Darrin Gayles in Broward County, Florida.
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Lehman, et al. v. Health Net of California, Inc. et al, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC567361 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California consumers against Health Net for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment periods’ in 2014 and 2015.
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Felser, et al. v. Blue Cross of California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC550739 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California consumers against Blue Cross for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s first ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31, 2014. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Blue Cross violated California laws by:
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Davidson v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company; Cigna HealthCare of California, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC558566 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of California consumers against Cigna for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s first ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31, 2014.
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McCarthy, et al. v. California Physicians’ Service d/b/a Blue Shield of California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC558549 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California consumers against Blue Shield for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s first ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31, 2014. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Blue Shield violated California laws by:
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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: