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News Release
4/4/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Launches Campaign to Combat "Junk Faxes" The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) announced today that it has filed suit against local businesses, including Schatzi on Main, the famed restaurant founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, for junk faxing -- the sending of unsolicited ads to fax machines. While Mr....
News Story
4/4/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
ABCNEWS.com A consumer group says unwanted faxes are more than a nuisance: they're illegal. They're suing a number of businesses, including a restaurant with ties to Arnold Schwarzenegger, to make them stop. Wish you could terminate unwanted faxes? A consumer watchdog organization is suing a number of Santa Monica, Calif., businesses - including...
News Story
4/3/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
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 US Supreme Court took the perilous position that an individual's constitutionally protected legal rights, the very foundation of this...
News Release
12/9/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Statement of Harvey Rosenfield, President Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights Los Angeles, California As a non-partisan, non-profit organization which has frequently fought to protect the independence and impartiality of the judicial branch, we are deeply disturbed by the U.S. Supreme Court's order staying the counting of ballots in...
News Story
10/28/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Times The policymaking body for California courts approved new rules Friday that will make it more difficult for parties in lawsuits to keep records secret from the public. The Judicial Council, headed by Chief Justice Ronald M. George, is also looking into whether it has legal authority to establish public access to secret out-of-...
News Release
10/27/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Judicial Council Adopts Rules Making Sealing of Court Documents Disfavored Court rules adopted today by California's Judicial Council will prohibit the sealing of any records filed in a court case merely upon an agreement of the litigants. Corporations often seek to hide key papers that would expose their fraudulent or dangerous practices by...
News Story
8/29/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Recorder Like thousands of others, this settlement would be secret, the opposing attorneys agreed. So a private school in La Jolla confidentially paid the parents of a 9-year- old black girl $7,500; in return, the parents dropped their claim that the school's admissions department had discriminated against her. But in a striking departure...
News Release
8/17/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Judicial Council Considers Rules To End Secrecy Agreements Court rules currently under consideration by California's Judicial Council would prohibit the sealing of any records filed in a court case merely upon an agreement of the litigants. Corporations often seek to hide key papers that would expose their fraudulent or dangerous practices by...
Feature
8/11/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
News Release
7/26/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
"Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse" Groups Linked to National Network Funded by Major Tobacco and Corporate Money LOS ANGELES-- So-called "lawsuit abuse" groups throughout the country are part of a national, corporate-backed network of front groups that receive substantial financial and strategic assistance from the tobacco industry and some of...