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Blog Post
8/3/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
We’ve been sued by an insurance company billionaire.  He wants to stop the public from knowing how deceptive insurance-backed Proposition 33 really is. Help us fight back - donate to our legal defense today! We were just served with a lawsuit paid for by Mercury Insurance executive George Joseph, who has already spent $8 million on...
News Release
7/30/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – In an attempt to deny voters access to arguments against his self-serving ballot initiative, Mercury Insurance Company billionaire George Joseph and his Prop 33 campaign consultants have filed a lawsuit to hide the cost of Prop 33 from voters. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento late Friday, asks the Sacramento Superior...
News Release
7/23/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – The insurance industry proponents of Prop 33 have released their hold on the www.StopProp33.org domain name, which now points to Consumer Watchdog Campaign’s site opposing Proposition 33. Last Monday, the consumer group sent a letter to insurance billionaire George Joseph, the funder of Prop 33, demanding that he...
News Story
7/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance initiative on the November ballot are accusing supporters of violating state cyber-fraud laws by buying up all the addresses for potential yes and no Internet sites. But the campaign for Proposition 33, waxing Shakespearean, said the complaints are "much ado about nothing." The...
News Release
7/16/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – Mercury Insurance Chairman George Joseph and his campaign for Prop 33 have illegally taken ownership of the domain names StopProp33.org (and .com) and VoteNoProp33.org (and .com) and are redirecting the domains to a website in support of the auto insurance surcharge initiative, which received the Proposition 33 number...
News Story
7/16/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance industry-backed ballot measure are accusing the pro-Proposition 33 campaign of breaking the law by grabbing online domains that appeal to voters opposed to the measure and redirecting them to the Yes campaign's website. The Automobile Insurance Discount Act seeks to allow drivers to change...
News Release
7/10/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – The newly numbered Proposition 33, funded by Mercury Insurance's billionaire Chairman George Joseph, is a replay of Mercury's unsuccessful 2010 initiative aimed at raising auto insurance premiums on millions of Californians. According to the Attorney General's official title of the initiative, Prop 33:...
News Story
7/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
An initiative to establish portable persistency discounts for automobile insurance on Tuesday was assigned a number by the Secretary of State, and shortly afterward the newly named Proposition 33 came under attack by Santa Monica, Calif.-based Consumer Watchdog. Prop. 33, the 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act, will reward...
Courtroom Case
11/22/2011
Posted by Daniel Palay
In the Matter of Mercury Insurance Company, California Department of Insurance (CDI) File No. NC-03027545 Consumer Watchdog Joins California Insurance Commissioner's Complaint Against Illegal Overcharges by Mercury Insurance Company In February, 2004, the California Department of Insurance (CDI) filed an administrative complaint against Los...
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...