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News Release
8/22/2013
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA. – Consumer Watchdog joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and three other public interest groups today 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...
News Release
8/20/2013
CONTACT Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- A consumer protection lawsuit that would bar Blue Cross from changing “any term or benefit” of consumers’ health plans each month may proceed, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled. Judge Jane Johnson green-lighted two class action lawsuits brought by Consumer Watchdog and Shernoff Bidart Echeverria...
Video
8/15/2013
A case before the California Court Of Appeals could affect the healthcare treatment of over 13,000 children with autism.
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8/15/2013
Consumer Watchdog fights to guarantee children with autism get the treatment they need
News Release
7/2/2013
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Dan Ravicher & Jeanne Loring
WASHINGTON, DC – Two public interest groups today asked a federal appeals court to invalidate a patent on human embryonic stem cells held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) because the claimed “cell culture falls within the ‘product of nature’ exception” of what can be patented.   In a brief...
Legal Update
6/20/2013
By Jerry Flanagan
According To Blue Cross, “Any Term or Benefit” of Health Coverage Could Change Each Month A consumer protection lawsuit that would bar Blue Cross from changing “any term or benefit” of consumers’ health plans each month may proceed, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled. Judge Jane Johnson green-lighted two...
News Release
6/17/2013
CONTACT Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA –Exide Technologies has won a temporary reprieve that prevents the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) from enforcing its shutdown of the company’s Vernon plant. That means the lead battery recycler can restart its operations, threatening Californians with renewed pollution of their air and water, Consumer...
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5/28/2013
Consumer Watchdog is claiming victory in settlement with Blue Cross regarding delivery of medication for HIV/AIDS patients.
News Release
5/23/2013
CONTACT Jerry Flanagan, Consumer Watchdog & Edith Kallas, Whatley Kallas, LLC
Santa Monica, CA – Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV/AIDS may “opt-out” of a program that would have required them to obtain their medications by mail order under a settlement announced today by Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas LLC.   The lawsuit, filed in January in San Diego Superior Court, alleged that Blue Cross...
News Release
5/22/2013
CONTACT Laura Antonini
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by Dr. William Hall against Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania (SHIP) upon terms that are mutually agreeable to both parties.  Patrick Carmody, the General Counsel for SHIP, confirms that an agreement has been reached to resolve all of Dr. Hall’s claims, with all parties...