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News Release
3/22/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumers who bought life insurance protection from Transamerica Insurance Company decades ago are now facing a choice between paying enormous increases in their monthly premiums or losing their policies, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles by consumer advocates on behalf of Transamerica policyholders...
Courtroom Case
3/21/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Feller et al v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company, United States District Court, Central District of California (Case 2:16-cv-01378) Consumers who bought life insurance protection from Transamerica Insurance Company decades ago are now facing a choice between paying enormous increases in their monthly premiums or losing their policies...
Video
3/21/2016
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Consumer Watchdog has filed a lawsuit against TransAmerica for unreasonably raising life insurance premiums on policyholders.  Consumers who depend on these policies were sold a phony bag of goods, but in this case it was supposed to protect their lives and families. For more information on this case, go to http://www.consumerwatchdog....
News Story
3/17/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Nearly every American car would be equipped with automatic emergency braking within six years under an “unprecedented” pact announced Thursday between federal regulators and the auto industry. The agreement was reached between the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and 20...
News Story
3/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A former executive of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. signed an agreement to protect the reputation of the utility as part of a $1 million settlement she reached with PG&E when she left to work as a top aide for the California governor, a consumer group alleged in a complaint filed with the state's political watchdog...
News Release
1/13/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Three of the nation’s top consumer advocates today asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to adopt as standard equipment three new advanced safety technologies that could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries, and billions in property damage, from rear-end crashes. The formal petition by...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is poised to announce new auto safety guidelines -- and it had better be prepared for a fight. The federal agency has reached an agreement with several manufacturers, say sources not authorized to speak publicly on the topic, and could announce new safety standards as early as Thursday or...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Rear-end collisions are the curse of the motoring classes. They become more common as traffic congestion increases and as electronic gadgets distract drivers from the task at hand. But just as technology contributes to the problem, it can also help solve it. Through advanced collision avoidance technology, that's increasingly available as...
News Story
1/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Channel surfing is gong to get more expensive for Dan Sauer, a subscriber to Time Warner Cable. "I'm not happy with it because there's not too many other options you can go with," he said. The rate increase is spread across line items on your bill. Time Warner says it's because of its continued investment in performance and...
News Story
1/5/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil complaint Monday against Volkswagen over its sale of vehicles that used software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests, sharply turning up the heat on the German automaker. The complaint, filed in federal court in Detroit on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accused Volkswagen of violating...