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3/21/2016
Consumer Watchdog has filed a lawsuit against TransAmerica for unreasonably raising life insurance premiums on policyholders.  Consumers who depend on these policies were sold a phony bag of goods, but in this case it was supposed to protect their lives and families. For more information on this case, go to http://www.consumerwatchdog....
News Release
1/13/2016
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Three of the nation’s top consumer advocates today asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to adopt as standard equipment three new advanced safety technologies that could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries, and billions in property damage, from rear-end crashes. The formal petition by...
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12/21/2015
Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns that refunds owed ratepayers of Los Angeles DWP, many of whom have already made overpayments, will not be delivered for one year and a half under the best case scenario, while plaintiff attorneys will get paid $13 million in May. Consumer Watchdog's problems with the settlement include the need for...
Legal Update
12/14/2015
By Harvey Rosenfield
In the latest of a series of decisions closing the courthouse doors on consumers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, 6 to 3, that DIRECTV customers in California who were illegally charged “cancellation fees” of up to $480 – often taken directly out of a consumer’s bank account or charged to a credit card without...
News Release
12/14/2015
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield & Pamela Pressley
Santa Monica, CA -- In the latest of a series of decisions closing the courthouse doors on consumers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, 6 to 3, that DIRECTV customers in California who were illegally charged “cancellation fees” of up to $480 – often taken directly out of a consumer’s bank account or charged to a...
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12/9/2015
Jamie Court warns consumers to beware of cheap knock-off versions of the hoverboards that are a hot item this holiday season, but have been exploding and catching fire.
News Release
12/9/2015
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA — Consumer Watchdog today urged Senate pro Tempore Kevin de Leon to fully disclose racist emails written by scientists and other staff at the Department of Toxic Substances Control and to conduct a full investigation into the matter. DTSC emails Consumer Watchdog obtained from Public Records Act requests contain phrases such...
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12/2/2015
Ed Laskos interviews Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court about two car donation charities that are accused of fraud and have lawsuits filed against them by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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11/28/2015
Randy Paige reports on how many LADWP ratepayers are still looking for answers on why they've been wrongly billed for tens of thousands of dollars.
News Release
11/20/2015
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...