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Blog Post
3/27/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
A class action suit on behalf of as many as 168,500 patients of Los Angeles County medical facilities has been been filed against Sutherland Healthcare Solutions because of a breach their medical records. Sutherland handles billing and collections for the county's Department of Health Services and the county's Department of Public Health...
News Story
3/19/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to read more on this case.   Law360, Los Angeles (March 19, 2014, 9:32 PM ET) -- DirecTV Inc. on Wednesday urged a California appeals court to send a consumer class action alleging inadequate disclosure of early termination fees to arbitration, saying that the U.S. Supreme Court’s AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion decision...
Blog Post
3/14/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
Google's hypocrisy reached new heights in the latest filing by its attorneys in a class action suit in which the Internet giant is charged with violating wiretap laws when it reads the contents of email messages on its Gmail service. You'll recall that twenty-six media companies and journalism professional organizations including The New...
Legal Update
3/6/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
Attorneys at Consumer Watchdog and a group of law firms representing owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles whose fuel economy (miles per gallon) was misrepresented by Hyundai and Kia say the terms of a proposed settlement between the vehicle manufacturers and two other plaintiffs’ law firms should be improved, according to a lengthy analysis...
Legal Update
3/6/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
On March 19, 2014, the California Court of Appeal will hold a hearing on DIRECTV’s attempt to force its customers who were wrongly charged early cancellation penalties to bring claims individually before private arbitrators rather than proceed in court as a class action. The class action lawsuit, brought by Consumer Watchdog’s...
News Release
10/16/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and three other public interest groups today in re-iterating their opposition to a proposed $8.5 million settlement in a class action suit against Google for privacy violations in the way it handled users’ search data because proposed recipients of...
News Story
10/8/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog disclosed that it joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and three other public interest groups on Aug. 22 in opposing a proposed $8.5 million settlement in a class action suit against Google for privacy violations in the way it handled users' search data because of at least "three obvious deficiencies...
News Release
8/17/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog praised Judge Richard Seeborg’s rejection late Friday afternoon of a proposed settlement in a class action suit against Facebook for using its users’ personal information in “Sponsored Stories” advertisements without their consent. “This decision does much to defend the...
News Release
4/27/2011
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, invalidating California’s protections against unfair provisions in contracts effectively eliminates the right of consumers to join together to fight powerful corporations in court and will lead to enormous abuses of consumers by...