Rising Up With Sonali, Pacifica Free Speech TV: How The Airline Industry Gets to Trample on Consumer Rights
Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog, discusses United and the airline industry as a whole about how they trample over consumer rights on Rising Up With Sonali.
LADWP Customer Bill Of Rights Nothing But Paper Without Overhaul Of Utility Bureaucracy And Independent Ratepayer Voice To Hold DWP Accountable
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- The LADWP’s pledge to give customers a bill of rights is a step forward, but the LADWP remains in need of a major bureaucratic overhaul, Consumer Watchdog said today. “These are common sense reforms that should be standard business practice and shouldn’t need a board of commissioners’ vote,” said...
By Jamie Court
The following op-ed commentary by Consumer Watchdog's President Jamie Court, appeared in the Sacramento Bee on December 2, 2016. The California Democratic Party recently announced that it would no longer accept political contributions from Big Oil. Bravo. This is a positive step forward, especially as the state investigates the party...
Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation Into CA Democratic Party In Response to Report On 'Brown's Dirty Hands'
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica—The Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the California Democratic Party and alleged violations of the Political Reform Act in response to Consumer Watchdog’s investigative report, Brown’s Dirty Hands, the public interest group was told today. “We are pleased that the FPPC has...
Report Finds Big Energy Companies Gave Big $ and Got Big Favors From Governor Brown With Dollars and Decisions Flowing In Close Proximity To Each Other
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA—Public interest group Consumer Watchdog today reported that twenty-six energy companies including the state’s three major investor-owned utilities, Occidental, Chevron, and NRG—all with business before the state—donated $9.8 million to Jerry Brown’s campaigns, causes, and initiatives, and to the...
View on YouTube In a new report, Consumer Watchdog listed twenty-six companies with business before the state of California that donated $9.8 million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the last eight years — and those donations were often made within days or weeks of winning favors.
CWD Founder Harvey Rosenfield speaks about "Breaking Through Power" on CPAN3 - Part 2.
CWD Founder Harvey Rosenfield speaks about "Breaking Through Power" on CPAN3 - Part 1
Consumer Watchdog Chides LA Mayor And City Attorney For LADWP Settlement That Delays Ratepayer Refunds into 2017 And Beyond While Paying Millions To Lawyers Quickly
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — The latest proposed settlement of a $44 million LADWP overbilling scandal offers some improvements over the last two, but still unfairly disadvantages ratepayers, Consumer Watchdog said today in a letter to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer. “Ratepayers who have received large bills and entered...
Governor Signs Misguided Bill Creating Another Financial Hurdle For Public’s Access to Direct Democracy, Says Consumer Watchdog
CONTACT Eddie Barrera
Santa Monica, CA – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed misguided legislation hiking the ballot initiative filing fee to $2,000 from $200 that will do nothing to stop frivolous initiatives but will undermine the public’s right to direct democracy, Consumer Watchdog said today. Prompted by an unconscionable initiative, which was later...