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News Story
10/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Supreme Court will hear DirecTV's bid to block suit over early cancellation fees The Supreme Court's conservative justices have long been skeptical of class-action lawsuits that may be profitable for trial lawyers but can be costly to companies. Judges in California have leaned the other way, fearing consumers and employees will be...
Courtroom Case
9/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Imburgia and Greiner v. DIRECTV Los Angeles Superior Court No. BC 398295 Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, No. B239361 During 2008, Consumer Watchdog received complaints from the public concerning unexpected and undisclosed equipment charges by DIRECTV when customers terminated satellite television service, either because they moved and...
Legal Update
9/16/2015
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Seven years ago, Consumer Watchdog’s legal team brought a class action lawsuit against DIRECTV on behalf of California customers who were charged unlawful early cancellation fees of up to $480 – often taken directly out of a consumer’s bank account or charged to a credit card without the customer’s permission. Next month,...
News Story
4/29/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Cigna has been violating the Affordable Care Act and discriminating against its members with HIV/AIDS by requiring those individuals to get medications from its mail-order pharmacy, according to a class action lawsuit filed by Consumer Watchdog. Filed in federal court in Florida, the lawsuit claims that mailing HIV/AIDS drugs violates patient...
News Story
4/29/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Following a string of lawsuits aimed at eradicating discrimination against HIV patients by the nation’s major health insurers, a Fort Lauderdale resident has sued Cigna claiming the insurer forces HIV patients to obtain their medications solely through mail-order. The suit, filed by non-profit consumer group Consumer Watchdog, national...
News Release
4/28/2015
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Fort Lauderdale, FL -- CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, is discriminating against patients with HIV/AIDS and attempting to circumvent the central reform of the Affordable Care Act, according to a national class action lawsuit filed late yesterday. The lawsuit, JOHN DOE v. CIGNA was brought by a Ft. Lauderdale resident. The...
News Story
4/28/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Miami, FL -- A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Cigna saying a new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy. Consumer Watchdog filed the lawsuit Monday in South Florida federal court. It says...
News Story
4/28/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A lawsuit filed against Cigna is the fourth attempt to force insurers to drop a mandatory mail-order drug program said to discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS.   South Florida-based plaintiffs law firm Podhurst Orseck is co-counsel for the potential class action brought by Consumer Watchdog. The nonprofit consumer advocate teamed with...
News Story
4/28/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates argue in a complaint filed Tuesday that insurer Cigna Corp. is illegally forcing AIDS and HIV patients to either get their prescriptions through the mail or pay high prices. The suit is the latest in a series of disputes involving access to HIV drugs under benefit structures that hold down costs. A Cigna spokeswoman said Tuesday...
News Story
4/28/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Law360, New York (April 28, 2015, 5:56 PM ET) -- A proposed nationwide class action filed Monday in Florida federal court alleged Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co. discriminates against AIDS and HIV patients by requiring them to obtain life-saving medications via mail, echoing similar lawsuits against other insurance companies in recent years....