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News Release
5/11/2017
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – The California Supreme Court has rebuffed an assault by Mercury Casualty Co., State Farm, Allstate, Farmers and other insurance companies on Proposition 103, the landmark insurance reform law that has saved California consumers over $100 billion since voters passed it in 1988. The Court let stand a lower court ruling that...
News Release
5/2/2017
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA - California consumers are being priced out of their life insurance policies once they become disabled resulting in the loss of valuable coverage, according to a class-action lawsuit accusing Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company of “bad faith.” According to the lawsuit: “Consumers purchase life insurance...
News Story
1/24/2017
Posted by Connor
A consumer advocacy group is criticizing the city of Los Angeles for paying outside private counsel more than $1.8 million to defend a water mis-billing lawsuit and then taking a cut as plaintiff counsel in another related case. Consumer Watchdog, advocating on behalf of taxpayers, requested the disclosure of contingency fees regarding two...
Blog Post
1/9/2017
Posted by Laura Antonini
Anthem Blue Cross delivered a blow to its California individual and family plan members at the start of the new year by stripping policies of out-of-network coverage. The worst part: most of these consumers don’t even know yet that they lost their out-of-network coverage for 2017. As of January 1, Anthem converted its 2016 PPO (Preferred...
News Story
12/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
State Farm customers in California could soon be paying lower premiums for homeowner, condo and renter insurance but will have to wait for the outcome of a lawsuit to know whether they will also get refunds from the company. A judge ruled late Friday that State Farm must abide by a state order to cut its premiums but can hold off on repaying...
News Story
12/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
State Farm Insurance must reduce rates by an average of 7 percent for 1.7 million homeowners and renters in California while it challenges Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' findings that its rates were excessive, a judge ruled Monday. Jones said the decision would save Californians $84 million in the next year. The commissioner has also...
Video
12/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge is set to rule on whether State Farm Insurance must refund millions to consumers in California for overcharging them on homeowners and renters policies.
Video
12/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
State Farm Insurance is going to court to fight ordered millions in refunds for overcharging consumers on homeowners and renters policies.
News Release
12/15/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog will be in court tomorrow to oppose a request by State Farm, California’s largest insurance company, to postpone refunds of more than $100 million in overcharges on home, condo and renters insurance, and delay a 7% rate cut that would save customers $156 million per year (including the savings from...
News Story
12/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A request by State Farm to block an order requiring it to issue more than $100 million in premium refunds will be considered next week in San Diego County Superior Court. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, citing authority of the state's landmark Proposition 103, ordered the Bloomington, Ill., insurer in November to issue the...