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News Story
9/27/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
More than a year and multiple failed preliminary approval hearings later, the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water hasn't refunded the almost $50 million it agreed to settle with class members as a result of overcharging customers on their utility bills because of faulty billing software. Now attorneys involved in the matter say refunds...
News Story
9/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
English translation below.   Para Caritino Hernández y Antonia Cruz, ser dueños de su propio negocio y obtener ganancias “de miles de dólares” captó su atención cuando les ofrecieron ser distribuidores de Herbalife en 2008. Sin embargo, después de cuatro años de estar con...
News Story
9/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Payouts for utility overcharges, which were promised by June, will not be made until next year L.A. Department of Water and Power officials announced more than a year ago that they would refund tens of millions of dollars to Angelenos who were overbilled because of a faulty computer system. But customers are still waiting, and it will be 2017...
News Release
8/30/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Attorney General Kamala Harris “to take immediate action on the hundreds of consumer complaints against Herbalife to obtain relief for the hundreds of Californians, regardless of their immigration status, who were victimized by Herbalife’s deceptive and predatory business...
News Release
6/22/2016
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- Anthem, Inc.’s, affiliated health plans are expanding the ways in which their members can receive HIV/AIDS specialty medications and will no longer have a requirement that members obtain HIV/AIDS medications only by mail. Specifically, Anthem’s affiliated health plan members receiving HIV/AIDS specialty medications...
News Story
12/23/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California judge on Monday gave "conditional approval" to a proposed settlement over problems with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power billing system. "The settlement is not approved until it's approved. So, what the judge said was, 'OK, we are heading in the right direction. We...
News Story
12/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Inside the courtroom, a judge's review on Monday of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's still-evolving settlement of a class-action lawsuit over a malfunctioning billing system was a mostly somnolent affair. The real drama was outdoors, where a press conference on the courthouse steps devolved into a shouting match between two...
Video
12/21/2015
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns that refunds owed ratepayers of Los Angeles DWP, many of whom have already made overpayments, will not be delivered for one year and a half under the best case scenario, while plaintiff attorneys will get paid $13 million in May. Consumer Watchdog's problems with the settlement include the need for...
News Story
12/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge Monday gave conditional approval to a proposed settlement that calls for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pay out tens of millions of dollars in refunds to customers who billed inaccurate amounts during a problem-filled overhaul of the utility's customer billing system. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said he supports...
News Story
12/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge Monday gave conditional approval to a proposed settlement that calls for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pay out tens of millions of dollars in refunds to customers who were billed inaccurate amounts during a problem-filled overhaul of the utility’s customer billing system. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said he...