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News Story
8/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
An attempt by backers of an automobile insurance initiative to rewrite the title, summary and opponents' arguments on the November ballot has failed. Late Thursday, a Sacramento Superior Court judge denied a request from the campaign for Proposition 33, alleging the description of the measure for the ballot pamphlet written by the attorney...
News Release
8/9/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Sacramenro, CA -- Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley rejected in full arguments in a lawsuit by the insurance industry backers of Proposition 33 and upheld the Attorney General’s Ballot Label as “Changes Law to Allow Auto Insurance Companies to Set Prices Based on a Driver's History of Insurance Coverage.”...
News Story
8/1/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
As proponents of California Proposition 33 await a hearing on a lawsuit they filed to change some wording in voter guide statements for the upcoming November election, they’re hoping to avoid the damage that could be done by language they fear could be used against them by opponents of the measure. The automobile insurance portable...
News Release
7/30/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – In an attempt to deny voters access to arguments against his self-serving ballot initiative, Mercury Insurance Company billionaire George Joseph and his Prop 33 campaign consultants have filed a lawsuit to hide the cost of Prop 33 from voters. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento late Friday, asks the Sacramento Superior...
News Story
7/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance initiative on the November ballot are accusing supporters of violating state cyber-fraud laws by buying up all the addresses for potential yes and no Internet sites. But the campaign for Proposition 33, waxing Shakespearean, said the complaints are "much ado about nothing." The...
News Release
7/10/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – The newly numbered Proposition 33, funded by Mercury Insurance's billionaire Chairman George Joseph, is a replay of Mercury's unsuccessful 2010 initiative aimed at raising auto insurance premiums on millions of Californians. According to the Attorney General's official title of the initiative, Prop 33:...
News Story
7/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
An initiative to establish portable persistency discounts for automobile insurance on Tuesday was assigned a number by the Secretary of State, and shortly afterward the newly named Proposition 33 came under attack by Santa Monica, Calif.-based Consumer Watchdog. Prop. 33, the 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act, will reward...
News Story
5/27/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
As part of his full-service approach to wedding planning, Sanford Marshall says he refers clients to florists, photographers and financial planners. Planning a wedding "is the first telltale sign of how the couple views money and the first scenario for there to be conflict," says Marshall, owner of the Wedding Coach in San Francisco...
Blog Post
5/22/2012
Posted by Laura Antonini
California drivers: have you heard of the Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program? If you have a minimum liability auto insurance policy (15/30/15) and this doesn’t sound familiar, then your insurance agent or broker may have violated the law. California's Low Cost Auto Insurance Program gives low-income motorists with good...
Blog Post
4/19/2012
Posted by Laura Antonini
Lately, California’s auto insurers have been slipping unjustified service fees onto bills – even when policyholders don’t use the service. Take the “installment fee” or “finance charge” for example.  Nearly all the big auto insurance outfits in California -- Auto Club, GEICO, State Farm, Mercury,...