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2/8/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — A lawsuit contends that a health insurer ran a scheme to avoid paying in-home care claims for potentially thousands of California's elderly. Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, or SHIP, had a claims process "designed to frustrate and confuse policyholders with needless demands for...
News Story
2/8/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this news broadcast. Consumer Watchdog announced a suit Wednesday against a long-term care insurance company, accusing it of cheating the elderly by making them jump over too many hurdles to get care. The non-partisan group denounced the Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania in a statement,...
News Story
2/8/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to watch the video of this news broadcast. LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A lawsuit against a health insurer over a long-term care policy was filed on behalf of one senior citizen, but it's seeking class-action status. Here's advice on checking out long-term care policies. Dr. William Hall, 87, of Upland thought he had planned his...
News Story
2/7/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The Super Bowl may have been played and won, but the games go on — with a US buyer’s group now claiming a last-minute touchdown against car making giant Hyundai’s Super Bowl advertising. North American advocacy group Consumer Watchdog says it has forced the South Korean car maker to do a U-turn on game-day advertising for its...
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2/7/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
American Honda’s recent loss in small-claims court to a Southern California woman who argued she was misled about the fuel efficiency of her ’06 Civic Hybrid does not bode well for five class-action suits the auto maker still faces regarding the mileage of ’03-’09 Civic Hybrids. Honda also faces a potential onslaught of...
News Story
2/6/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
When the oversized postcard arrived last August from Provena St. Joseph Medical Center promoting a lung cancer screening for current or former smokers over 55, Steven Boyd wondered how the hospital had found him. Boyd, 59, of Joliet, Ill., had smoked for decades, as had his wife, Karol. Provena didn't send the mailing to everyone who lived...
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2/6/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Honda presented misleading information to the owner of a 2006 Civic Hybrid when it claimed the car could get as many as 50 miles per gallon, according to a legal ruling issued Wednesday. Heather Peters, a Los Angeles resident, said her Civic achieved far less than that, and sued American Honda Motor Co. in Los Angeles Small Claims Court. On...
News Story
2/6/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Hyundai, the popular automotive company, has confirmed that it will be removing the “40 Miles Per Gallon” claim that it made about one of its vehicles, the Elantra, which was featured during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Consumer Watchdog wanted this claim omitted because they believe it is misleading to consumers. However, Hyundai...
News Story
2/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Environmental Protection...
News Story
2/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Like many other automakers Hyundai ran a series of ads on this year’s Super Bowl broadcast, including one for its popular Elantra line of cars. This one was a straightforward affair, focusing more on the vehicle than on, say, raging zombies, barking/singing dogs or Soup Nazis. Still, there’s one element that was missing from the...