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News Story
3/7/2000
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
So much money is invested by politicians and vested business interests in the electoral process these days that it's becoming impossible to draw any conclusions from the outcome of an election. If more people vote for George Bush (Republican contender) than Ralph Nader (Green Party contender), is it because they agree with Bush and don't agree...
News Story
12/22/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Indiana joins national trend to prohibit contracts with court reportersThe Indiana Lawyer READ FAILURE from: /justice/nw/nw000004.php3
News Release
11/19/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Insurers Blatantly Ignore Entreaties to Abide by Ethical Rules In letters to the National Association of Attorneys General and the National Governors Association, a broad coalition of national and state consumer and women's rights organizations, led by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), called for action to address a growing...
News Story
10/18/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Do Exclusive Contracts Give the Defense an Unfair AdvantageLawyers Weekly USA Most lawyers walk into a deposition assuming that the court reporter will be an impartial keeper of the record. But thanks to "exclusive contracts" between court-reporting agencies and insurance companies, this may no longer be the case. Over the last decade, an...
News Story
9/13/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Agreements giving 'an advantage to any party' would be outlawedThe Legal Intelligencer A court reporter hired by a litigant would no longer be allowed to give that client preferential treatment under proposed legislation in Pennsylvania. The bill would ban court reporters from offering their clients price discounts, more timely service or other...
News Release
9/9/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Judges, Attorneys and Consumer Groups Voice Their Support READ FAILURE from: /justice/pr/pr000005.php3
News Release
8/17/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Group Calls On Legislators To Enact Real Reforms To Preserve The Impartiality Of the Judicial Process In a letter to California legislators today, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (The Foundation) exposed several serious loopholes in a bill purportedly aimed at curbing the abuses posed by insurers' special deals with court...
News Story
8/10/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Courting DisasterVillage Voice Accident victims and others who seek damages in court occasionally doubt the independence of the judge, but who would have thought that they need to be wary of the most innocent-seeming of courtroom workers: the court reporter bent over the little machine taking down what's been said? According to the code of...
News Story
7/30/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Associated Press BOSTON -- Some court reporters enter contracts with insurers and large corporate defendants that give those litigants an advantage in court, according to study released Friday by a consumer advocacy group. The study by the Foundation for Taxpayers and Consumer Rights indicates that though court reporters are supposed to be...
News Release
7/30/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
In a first-of-its-kind report, the practices of insurers and other large corporate defendants entering into long-term deals with court reporters that give them an upper-hand over other parties in litigation have been documented by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), a national non-profit, consumer advocacy organization. Court...