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News Story
10/26/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Rising from the grave, stalking the public, refusing to die –that’s the “Night of the Living Dead” scenario used in tongue-in-cheek new web ad to paint the picture of “millionaire zombies” behind Props. 32 and 33 on the November ballot. With just two weeks until election day, the Halloween theme has been tapped...
News Story
10/26/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. If Proposition 33 sounds familiar, it should. The measure is almost identical to a statewide proposition that was narrowly defeated two years ago. And just as in 2010, the Yes campaign is funded almost entirely by George Joseph, the founder and chairman of Mercury Insurance. Joseph...
News Release
10/25/2012
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA - A former Automobile Club of Southern California insurance agent filed a class action lawsuit yesterday against the Auto Club over an illegal commission scheme designed to penalize employees who sell policies to people who previously did not have insurance. Auto Club agents can lose hundreds of dollars if they sell an insurance...
News Story
10/25/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Ex-employee says firm penalizes workers for signing up previously uninsured drivers. A former insurance agent at the Auto Club of Southern California has sued the company, accusing it of violating state law by penalizing agents for selling policies to previously uninsured consumers, four years after the company settled similar allegations....
News Story
10/25/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to view the TV news segment. LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- AAA is being sued after an ex-agent claimed the Auto Club discriminates against potential customers using a commission scheme. Jill Rogers of San Clemente is a former insurance agent with the Auto Club of Southern California. At a news conference Thursday, Rogers alleged while an Auto...
News Release
10/24/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica & Oakland, CA – Nurses and consumer advocates challenged Charles Munger Jr. and George Joseph, the two billionaires behind Props 32 and 33, to a public debate on the merits of the ballot measures they have together spent $39 million to promote. Props 32 and 33 will hurt working people in California, but the two reclusive...
News Story
10/24/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to read the original editorial. Our view: When in doubt on propositions, vote no, but a handful of measures on the Nov. 6 ballot bring needed changes. The state's initiative process is empowering for regular citizens, but it's fairly easy to get poorly worded propositions on the ballot, as we see every election cycle. Our usual...
News Release
10/23/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog Campaign today compiled ten of the most compelling reasons Californians should vote NO on Proposition 33, as reported by newspapers and editorial boards across the state. "Consumer and public interest groups are being outspent 50 to 1 by an insurance billionaire who has thrown $16 million into Prop...
News Release
10/22/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – The insurance billionaire who has spent $16.5 million on Prop 33 finally admitted in a Sunday Los Angeles Times column by Mike Hiltzik that he is financing the initiative so he can raise car insurance rates on newly insured customers. Consumer groups have long warned voters that Prop 33 is designed to allow Mercury...
News Story
10/22/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
George Joseph, founder of Mercury General Group, is virtually the sole bankroller of Prop. 33, which he sees as a tool for poaching customers from competitors. George Joseph must think that the old saw defining insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result doesn't apply to him — or at least that it's...