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12/8/2009
Litigation Team
For a graph of the nearly $2 billion California consumers saved between 2003 and 2010, click here. Below is a chart of Consumer Watchdog's pending and completed challenges to insurance companies' proposed rate changes in California. Pending PENDING Company/Group Line Description...
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3/5/2008
Doug Heller
CALL 1-866-602-8861 for a Certified Low-Cost Auto Insurance Agent Near You The California Low-Cost Auto Insurance program makes an inexpensive insurance policy available to qualifying, low-income drivers. The program is a result of a 1999 California law -- SB 171 (authored by Senator Martha Escutia) -- developed and sponsored by Consumer Watchdog...
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1/1/2008
HR
On November 8, 1988, Californians passed the Insurance Rate Reduction and Reform Act, better known as Proposition 103. What follows below is the complete, original text of the ballot initiative. NOTE: Changes made by the state Legislature and the Courts are noted in different colored-text (green for additions, red for deletions). For the...
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8/1/2007
Carmen Balber
TEXT OF LETTER: August 1, 2007 BY HAND The Honorable Nonnie S. Burnes Commissioner of Insurance Massachusetts Division of Insurance One South Station Boston, MA 02110 Re: Banning the Use of Socioeconomic Factors by Auto Insurance Companies in Private Passenger Automobile Insurance Dear Commissioner Burnes: As representatives of consumer, civil...
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4/3/2007
Douglas Heller
SB 975 (Calderon) and Krumme v. Mercury This memo explains the history of Mercury Insurance's illegal broker fees and the effort to protect them in 2007 with SB 975.
Feature
9/27/2006
Dan Morain
Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-money26sep26,1,3435455.story September 26, 2006 Taking Aim at California Election Funding Among other changes, Prop. 89 would limit corporate spending -- but not that of tribes and trial lawyers -- on ballot measures. By Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer SACRAMENTO -- A November initiative...
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7/6/2006
Harvey Rosenfield & Pam Pressley
Who is the lawsuit against? The lawsuit is against Cingular Wireless Corporation, a national cell phone company, and AT&T Corporation and AT&T Wireless Services, a cell phone system that Cingular acquired in a $41 billion deal in October, 2004. Prior to the acquisition, AT&T Wireless was the second largest provider of wireless...
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3/29/2006
Carmen Balber
AARP AFL-CIO Academy for Eating Disorders Action Alliance of Senior Citizens of Greater Philadelphia Alabama Psychological Association Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care Alliance for Children and Families Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness Alliance for Justice Alliance for the Status of Missouri Women Ambulatory Pediatric...
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3/29/2006
Consumer Watchdog
Dear Senator, Re: S. 1955 - Junk Health Insurance We are writing to urge you to oppose S. 1955 (Enzi, Wyo.) which would allow any HMO or insurer to ignore state benefit and service mandates and sell junk health insurance, often deceptively marketed as "association" or "small business" health plans. S. 1955 will allow insurance companies to...