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News Story
7/29/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Partnerships raise ethical issueThe Boston Globe This week, hundreds of court reporters from across the country have gathered in Boston for the centennial anniversary of their role as silent observers who, methodically and unobtrusively, record every word uttered in courtroom proceedings and pretrial depositions. But amid the celebration and...
News Release
7/13/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Capping Damage Awards and Denying Consumers Their Day in Court Santa Monica-- Tort "reform" -- capping lawsuit damage awards and erecting other obstacles to consumers having their day in court -- does not lower insurance rates, according to a comprehensive national study published today by Citizens for Corporate Accountability and Individual...
News Story
5/4/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Metropolitan News Service Sacramento-- The Association for California Tort Reform announced yesterday that it has changed its name to the Civil Justice Association of California to more accurately reflect its advocacy goals. A rival group, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, quickly protested the name change, contending that the...
News Story
5/3/1999
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Associated Press What's in a name? Apparently a lot if you're in politics. The Association for California Tort Reform, a group that mainly represents businesses and lobbies for legislation that limits the ability to recover damages in court, announced Monday that it has changed its name to the Civil Justice Association of California. But the...
News Release
6/1/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Under Prop 213, Auto Maker Not Liable For Pain and Suffering of Badly Burned Teen -- For Now A consumer group announced today its disappointment with a Court of Appeal ruling that allows Ford Motor Company to use a 1996 voter initiative targeting uninsured drivers as a shield against responsibility for injuries cause by a dangerously-designed...
News Story
2/23/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
First Giant Food Inc. and then CVS Corp. last week terminated agreements with a Massachusetts marketing firm, Elensys Inc., to mail reminders to customers to refill their prescriptions. The decision to end the agreements is a small but important victory for consumers in the struggle to balance an individual's right to privacy with advances in...
News Story
2/19/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
CVS Corp. yesterday cut its ties to a Massachusetts marketing firm that reminds customers to refill prescriptions, saying customers complained that the arrangement might erode the confidentiality of their medical information. The announcement followed Giant Food Inc.'s announcement it would no longer send customer information to Elensys Inc. of...
News Story
2/18/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
In response to a deluge of complaints, Giant Food Inc. announced it will no longer send prescription information to a Massachusetts marketing company that tracks customers who don't refill prescriptions. "The agreement we signed with the company had extensive safeguards to protect our customers' privacy," said a letter from Giant...
News Story
2/18/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Does the average person mind when, after having a prescription filled at the pharmacist, he or she starts getting related junk mail from drug companies to which the pharmacy has passed along his or her name, address and medical condition? Are such customers likely to be pleased at the convenience -- as the pioneers of this new form of medical...
News Story
2/15/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Using technology in a new way to market drugs, CVS Corp. and Giant Food Inc. are sending confidential prescription information to a Massachusetts company that tracks customers who don't refill prescriptions, a practice that some experts say raises new questions about medical privacy. The company, a computer database marketing specialist, uses the...