Mercury Insurance Submits Initiative Signatures To Trick Voters Into Paying Higher Auto Insurance Premiums
CONTACT CONTACT: Naomi Seligman, (310) 392-0522, ext. 318; or Doug Heller, ext. 309
Campaign for Consumer Rights Warns Soldiers, Seniors and other Californians Would Be Penalized For Having a Lapse in Insurance Coverage, Even If They Weren't Driving (News Release by the Campaign for Consumer Rights) Santa Monica, CA — Auto Insurance giant Mercury Insurance is submitting signatures this week to place its deceptive...
The "Big 3" Fixes For the Weakened Senate Health Reform Bill To Block Full Insurance Co. Take-Over of Health System
CONTACT CONTACT: Jerry Flanagan, (310) 889-4912; or Carmen Balber, (202) 629-3043
Consumer Watchdog Calls For Preserving State Authority, Ban on Annual Benefit Limits, & Effective Rate Regulation WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Consumer Watchdog condemned the removal of the Medicare buy-in provision for those over 55 and the public option from the U.S. Senate health reform bill. But the group said that the Senate must...
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...
Federal Insurance Office Proposal, Allowing Treasury to Preempt State Insurance Laws, Should Be Kept out of House Financial Reform Package
CONTACT CONTACT: Carmen Balber, 202-629-3043
Financial Reform Should Not Override State Protections, Says Consumer Watchdog Washington, D.C. --- Legislation to undermine state insurance protections, including laws requiring insurers to hold enough money to pay all claims, passed the U.S. House Financial Services Committee today. Insurance deregulation should not be part of a...
CONTACT CONTACT: Bob Hunter (703) 528-0062; or Doug Heller (310) 392-0522, ext. 309
California Drivers Have Saved $62 Billion in 20 Years Under Similar Rules and Have Among Most Competitive Insurance Markets in Nation WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposed ballot measure would allow Michigan voters to weigh in on consumer-oriented insurance reforms that have saved California drivers an average of $3 billion per year since being...
California Department of Insurance Notice of Noncompliance v. Mercury Insurance Company No. NC-03027545 Consumer Watchdog Joins Insurance Commissioner's Complaint Against Overcharges by Mercury Insurance Company UPDATE: Mercury Tries to Keep Agency Report from Public California Department of Insurance, Consumer Watchdog Prosecuting Mercury...
Posted by Litigation Team
Donabedian v. Mercury Insurance Company Los Angeles Superior Court No. BC249019 Court of Appeal: Donabedian v. Mercury Insurance Company (2004) 116 Cal.App.4th 968 Consumer Watchdog Protects Public and Voters in Decade-Long Battle Against Overcharges by Mercury Insurance Company UPDATE: Victims of Mercury's overcharges must redeem coupons...
CONTACT CONTACT: Doug Heller, (310) 392-0522, ext. 309
Office Taped A Call About Handling of Mercury Insurance Initiative; AG Angry, Demeaning When Questioned By Reporters Santa Monica, CA — Consumer Watchdog has posted the transcripts of secretly taped conversations between journalists and Attorney General Jerry Brown or members of his staff. One transcript involves the attempt by the Attorney...
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Normal 0 0 1 727 4145 FTCR 34 8 5090 11.1282 0 0 0 “Tapegate” – that’s how the news media is describing the scandal that arose last week after Attorney General Jerry Brown decided to change the Title and Summary of Mercury Insurance Company’s ballot initiative so it no longer discloses that the initiative will...
Posted by Doug Heller
The San Francisco Chronicle urged Cal. Attorney General Jerry Brown to "clear the air" today in an editorial about his now-resigned spokesman's secret tape recording of conversations with reporters. The issue came to light when Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci realized the AG's office had secretly taped her interview with some of...