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News Release
12/6/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
California Consumer Group Challenges Farmers' Attempt to Overcharge California Homeowners One-Quarter $Billion a Year Santa Monica, CA -- Farmers Insurance Company is seeking exemptions to state rules that could allow it to charge one million Californians almost $250 million extra per year for their Farmers homeowners insurance. Information...
News Release
8/20/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Allstate Insurance Company will not be allowed to hide trial exhibits that include the company's pay-out procedures for Hurricane Katrina claims thanks, in part, to efforts by Public Justice, a national public interest law firm headquartered in Washington DC, and the California-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (now Consumer...
News Release
6/15/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Challenges Under Voter-Approved Prop 103 Could Save $50 Million for 110,000 Fireman's Fund and Geo Vera Policyholders Santa Monica, CA -- The Department of Insurance ordered hearings this week into proposed earthquake rate increases by Geo Vera and Fireman's Fund in response to filings by consumer advocates at the Foundation for Taxpayer and...
News Story
6/23/2004
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Opinion: The Supreme Court seems to have made the right legal judgment this week when it ruled that patients cannot sue in state courts when their managed care plans refuse to pay for treatments ordered by doctors. The nine justices' unanimous decision, expressed in majority and concurring opinions, left no room for doubt that a federal law known...
News Story
11/17/1996
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Health maintenance organizations, which care for more than 60 million people, are telling courts across the country that they cannot be held responsible for medical malpractice in cases involving patients who receive care through employer-sponsored health plans. The H.M.O.'s argue that they are protected against malpractice claims and lawsuits by...