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News Release
8/11/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Newport Beach, CA -- Consumer Watchdog advocates delivered letters to, and picketed outside, the offices of Orange County Mercury Insurance agents whose "Agents Alliance" group is sponsoring Mercury Insurance's proposed ballot measure to repeal a key insurance consumer protection in California and raise car insurance rates for...
News Release
8/9/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Watch the Video of the Press Conference: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/video/buzzing-mercury-open   Carlsbad, CA -- A plane towing the message "Don't Trust Mercury" flew over Center Court during the Finals match at the Mercury Insurance Tennis Open and a mobile billboard carrying the same message circled the La Costa...
Video
8/8/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog's Brian Stedge and Cody Rosenfield explain why they are at the Mercury Insurance sponsored tennis tournament to spread the message "Don't Trust Mercury Insurance."
Blog Post
8/8/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
Tennis fans were riled by our drive-by and fly-by mobile advertisements at the finals of the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad yesterday. Our message: “Don’t Trust Mercury Insurance." You can watch a short video here, which explains why students are getting involved against Mercury. Here’s some of the reaction:...
Legal Update
7/15/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Mercury Insurance wants to hike its already excessive homeowner’s insurance rates: Mercury’s stalling tactics have already cost its policyholders $25 million, and each day that Mercury is allowed to overcharge its policyholders amounts to $35,000 in excess profits.   In May 2009, Mercury Insurance sought to hike its homeowners...
Feature
8/4/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
  State regulators describe Mercury Insurance as an abusive, anti-consumer company. The California Department of Insurance recently made this statement before an Administrative Law Judge in an agency enforcement action against Mercury: Mercury has a deserved reputation for abusing its customers and intentionally violating the law...
Feature
7/26/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
  Mercury Is At It Again - It Wants To Repeal Consumer Protection Laws That Voters Defended in 2010 Mercury Insurance has teamed up once again with the Agents Alliance to propose a ballot initiative virtually identical to 2010's Prop 17, which was defeated by voters.  Mercury’s initiative would legalize surcharges by...
News Story
10/25/2002
Posted by Mark Reback
Proposition 33, a proposal to offer discounts to car insurance customers even if they change companies, is another attempt by Mercury Insurance to manipulate the marketplace. Mercury Chairman George Joseph is bankrolling the initiative, contributing almost all of the $16.6 million campaign fund. Opponents have raised $222,800. Joseph also financed...