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News Release
8/8/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Group Pursues Litigation Against Other Junk Faxers Santa Monica, CA--The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) has succeeded in getting three of the local businesses it sued to stop sending junk faxes to any and all consumer and business fax lines. The businesses have entered into settlement agreements whereby they "shall...
News Story
6/28/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Initiative drive promised if lawmakers don't actThe San Francisco Chronicle If the Legislature fails to take action this year, consumer advocates say they will begin researching and writing a statewide ballot initiative to protect financial privacy. A hard-fought financial privacy measure loathed by the banking and insurance industry is...
News Story
6/28/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Initiative drive promised if lawmakers don't actSan Francisco Chronicle Sacramento -- If the Legislature fails to take action this year, consumer advocates say they will begin researching and writing a statewide ballot initiative to protect financial privacy. A hard-fought financial privacy measure loathed by the banking and insurance industry...
News Release
6/27/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
New Rule Effective July 1, 2001 Today, a last-ditch effort to overturn a rule adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court that will ban insurance companies' practices that seek to gain advantages over other parties in litigation through advantageous deals with court reporters was thwarted when a House Committee voted down a resolution against the rule....
News Story
6/1/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
But an aide denies he had a position on a bill that would have limited disclosure of information.Los Angeles Daily Journal A consumers group on Thursday accused Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg of killing a bill that would have prohibited financial institutions from disclosing customer information to other companies without the customer's...
News Story
5/6/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The San Francisco Chronicle Local lawyer Ben Rosenfeld's fax machine has been violated and he's not going to stand for it. The civil rights advocate has sued America Express Travel Club, , based in Texas, for "unsolicited commercial faxing (a.k.a., 'blast faxing')." Over a period of six months, the suit says, Rosenfeld received at least...
News Story
4/17/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The San Diego Union-Tribune Until recently, the independent judiciary was the last branch of government where the average person could reasonably expect to prevail over the rich and powerful corporation. Just as winter turned to spring, the U.S. Supreme Court took the perilous position that an individual's constitutionally protected legal...
News Story
4/10/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Augusta Chronicle A California-based consumer advocacy group doesn't just want to end the practice of "junk" faxing. It wants to terminate it. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights announced this week that, using the same law Augusta residents used to sue Hooters of America in March, it has filed a lawsuit against an eatery...
News Story
4/5/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Times A California consumer advocacy group has sued two junk-fax companies and several of their clients who advertised through the service. The Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights filed lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court against FAXertise of West Lake Village and Communications 2000 Inc. of Torrance,...
News Story
4/5/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Times A California consumer advocacy group has sued two junk-fax companies and several of their clients who advertised through the service. The Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights filed lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court against FAXertise of West Lake Village and Communications 2000 Inc. of Torrance,...