All

News Release
5/10/2000
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
Consumer Group Says Other States Should Follow Suit Joining several other states, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies' billing and practice rules that impose restrictions on an attorney's ability to fairly represent policyholders violate attorneys' ethical duties.1 The insurer's billing plan imposed a system of prior...
News Release
11/19/1999
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
Insurers Blatantly Ignore Entreaties to Abide by Ethical Rules In letters to the National Association of Attorneys General and the National Governors Association, a broad coalition of national and state consumer and women's rights organizations, led by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), called for action to address a growing...
News Release
9/9/1999
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
Judges, Attorneys and Consumer Groups Voice Their Support READ FAILURE from: /justice/pr/pr000005.php3
News Release
8/17/1999
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
Consumer Group Calls On Legislators To Enact Real Reforms To Preserve The Impartiality Of the Judicial Process In a letter to California legislators today, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (The Foundation) exposed several serious loopholes in a bill purportedly aimed at curbing the abuses posed by insurers' special deals with court...
News Release
7/30/1999
CONTACT Pam Pressley - 310-392-0522 x307
In a first-of-its-kind report, the practices of insurers and other large corporate defendants entering into long-term deals with court reporters that give them an upper-hand over other parties in litigation have been documented by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), a national non-profit, consumer advocacy organization. Court...
News Release
7/13/1999
CONTACT Doug Heller 310-392-0522 x 309, Harvey Rosenfiel
Capping Damage Awards and Denying Consumers Their Day in Court Santa Monica-- Tort "reform" -- capping lawsuit damage awards and erecting other obstacles to consumers having their day in court -- does not lower insurance rates, according to a comprehensive national study published today by Citizens for Corporate Accountability and Individual...
News Release
6/1/1998
CONTACT Consumer Watchdog
Under Prop 213, Auto Maker Not Liable For Pain and Suffering of Badly Burned Teen -- For Now A consumer group announced today its disappointment with a Court of Appeal ruling that allows Ford Motor Company to use a 1996 voter initiative targeting uninsured drivers as a shield against responsibility for injuries cause by a dangerously-designed...
Feature
12/13/1901
Consumer Watchdog
How A "Minority Organization" Sold Out -- and Got Caught The big corporations and the very wealthy are well represented in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. FTCR works hard to protect the interests of those who don't have the money to hire lobbyists or make campaign contributions. That's why it's particularly outrageous when an organization that...