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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...
News Release
12/8/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – State Farm, the nation’s largest insurance company, has filed two lawsuits seeking to overturn an order by the Insurance Commissioner that the company cut its home condo and renters insurance rates by 7% – which would save customers $156 million per year as compared to the rates requested by State Farm –...
News Story
12/7/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Last month, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered more than $100 million in refunds for nearly 2 million State Farm policy owners, alleging the company charged excessive rates for its homeowners and renters insurance. It apparently was the first such refund approved since California’s landmark Proposition 103 rolled back...
News Story
12/2/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Not everyone is happy about a recent agreement between car companies and federal regulators that would ensure all new cars are equipped with automated emergency braking systems by 2022. Ever since the ink dried on the pact in March, consumer advocates have voiced concerns about both the timeframe for adopting this potential life-saving technology...
News Release
11/30/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three of the nation’s leading consumer advocates have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a federal district court in Washington, D.C., for failing to respond to a formal request that the agency require automakers to adopt advanced safety technologies that could prevent or limit the...
News Story
11/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Three consumer advocacy groups are suing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to respond to a petition calling for the agency to require automakers to adopt automatic emergency braking NHTSA announced in March a voluntary agreement with 20 automakers that called for most major car manufacturers to make...
News Story
11/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new light vehicles. WASHINGTON -- Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force...
News Story
11/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The advocacy groups had asked auto safety regulators to require automatic emergency braking on new cars Three consumer advocates have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for failing to act on a petition asking it to require automatic emergency braking (AEB) on new cars. Instead of responding to the petition, the...
News Story
11/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge ruled Tuesday against a restraining order that would have stopped Anthem Blue Cross from switching 500,000 Californians to health insurance plans offering no coverage for out-of-network care. A consumer group had asked the judge for the restraining order after Anthem sent notices saying customers would be automatically switched into plans...