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News Release
2/3/2011
Posted by Doug Heller
Los Angeles, CA – A Los Angeles Superior Court this morning granted a former Farmers Insurance customer, represented by Consumer Watchdog’s attorneys, the right to challenge portions of a $455 million settlement of a national class action lawsuit against Farmers Group, Inc. The case, known as Fogel v. Farmers Group, Inc., charges...
News Story
1/31/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Google has since stopped the collection of Wi-Fi data, used to provide location-based services such as driving directions in Google Maps and other products, by Street View cars. WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) – The US state of Connecticut said Friday it would hold negotiations with Google over the collection of private wireless data by its Street...
News Story
1/29/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Street View Data Slurp Saga Rolls On Google and the state of Connecticut have agreed to settle their despute over the web giant's Street View Wi-Fi payload slurp without going to court. In December, then Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal hit Google with a Civil Investigative Demand – the equivalent of a subpoena...
News Story
1/28/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
The decision resolves a battle between consumers and business over the scope of Proposition 64, a 2004 measure intended to reduce 'shakedown' suits. Consumers who buy a product as a result of misleading advertising can sue the manufacturer even if the product was not defective, the California Supreme Court decided in a 5-2 ruling...
News Story
1/14/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate Corp. will no longer issue new "Your Choice Auto" policies in California. Consumer education and advocacy organization Consumer Watchdog said that comes in response to a challenge by the group, which said it considers the policies to be "deceptive and overpriced." Allstate spokesman Bill Mellander, however, said...
News Story
1/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
In a victory for insurance companies, the state Supreme Court left intact Wednesday a ruling barring consumers in California from suing automobile insurers over their rates. Consumer and civil rights groups, joined by the city of San Francisco, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and his predecessor, Steve Poizner, had urged the court...
News Story
1/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate has stopped selling California drivers its "Your Choice Auto" policies after a consumer group claimed the product was deceptive. Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Northbrook, Ill.-based insurance giant pulled the program early this week and will phase out coverage by November. Allstate will continue selling the policies in...
News Story
1/12/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate Insurance agreed to stop selling its Your Choice Auto (YCA) insurance program in California after Consumer Watchdog said the insurance was “deceptive and overpriced,” according to the nonprofit. Allstate won’t issue new YCA policies and will phase out the 150,000 existing policies in California by November 2011, the...
News Story
1/11/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, halted sales of its Your Choice Auto product in California after a consumer group said drivers were cheated. Allstate will no longer issue new Your Choice Auto policies in the state and will phase out the coverage by November, according to a statement yesterday from the...
News Story
1/5/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES - A Superior Court judge overseeing an unusual consumer lawsuit against state regulators found that a 2009 policy that has allowed health insurance plans to more easily deny coverage for some costly autism therapies constituted an "underground regulation," but has declined to intervene. Though Los Angeles Superior Court...