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News Release
6/23/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today opposed SB 726, a California Senate Bill that would curtail the ability for critics to speak out against questionable business practices. The bill was introduced as gut and amend legislation by Sen. Ben Hueso. The Assembly Banking and Finance Committee will hold a hearing on SB 726 on Monday, June...
News Release
5/9/2016
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield, Ingrid Evans & Edie Mermelstein
Los Angeles, CA -- A class action lawsuit against DIRECTV brought in 2008 by California consumers who were forced to pay unlawful early termination fees of up to $480 may proceed, the California Court of Appeal has decided.   The Court ordered the case back to Los Angeles Superior Court to determine whether DIRECTV waived its right to enforce...
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4/26/2016
Harvey Rosenfield of Consumer Watchdog says some life insurance companies are not notifying beneficiaries when theyhave been designated as recipients of benefits of life insurance policies, and the companies have been pocketing the money.
News Release
4/12/2016
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has written legislative leaders to call for answers under oath from PUC President Michael Picker and other energy regulators about why state reports misrepresented Southern California natural gas reserves and capacity to invoke the threat of blackouts if Aliso Canyon’s gas reserves are shut down. Read...
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4/12/2016
Consumer advocates say authorities are lying to the public about potential rolling blackouts to scare them into reopening the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility.
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4/12/2016
Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch are calling for an investigation into what they say are lies and scare tactics to try to get the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility reopened.
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4/11/2016
Consumer Watchdog says the threats of rolling blackouts unless the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility is reopened are nothing but scare tactics.
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4/11/2016
Porter Ranch residents and consumer advocates say the state is lying about rolling blackout threats to scare Southern Californians into reopening the Aliso Canyon gas facility.
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4/1/2016
Consumer advocates support a new bill that would allow consumers to cancel their cable TV service via one click online instead of having to struggle through long calls with customer service.
News Release
3/22/2016
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumers who bought life insurance protection from Transamerica Insurance Company decades ago are now facing a choice between paying enormous increases in their monthly premiums or losing their policies, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles by consumer advocates on behalf of Transamerica policyholders...