Only In California -- Auto Insurance Costs Less Than It Did 25 Years Ago, Says New Analysis By Consumer Federation of America
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – Californians spent less per year on auto insurance in 2010 than they did in 1989, a rate reduction that no other state in the nation achieved according to a new Consumer Federation of America analysis of insurance industry data. California voters approved Proposition 103 in 1988 to regulate auto insurance rates and the...
Auto Club of SoCal Agrees to Cut Car Insurance Rates By $70 Million, After Originally Proposing No Reduction
CONTACT Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – California drivers insured by Auto Club of Southern California will receive an average rate decrease of 4.1% after the company agreed to lower premiums following discussions with the California Department of Insurance and Consumer Watchdog. The nonprofit Consumer Watchdog challenged a 2012 Auto Club filing with the...
Court Refuses Mercury’s Request To Delay Homeowners Insurance Rate Decrease Required By Insurance Commissioner
CONTACT Douglas Heller & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – Mercury Casualty Company must implement an 8% rate decrease to its homeowners insurance rates as required by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, according to a ruling issued by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Eugene L. Balonon on Tuesday, denying Mercury’s request to delay the decrease from taking effect....
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Pamela Pressley
Santa Monica, CA -- Mercury Insurance Company’s latest attempt to escape responsibility for overcharging tens of thousands of California motorists has been rejected by the courts. Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in fines in an administrative proceeding now being prosecuted by the California Department of Insurance, Mercury had asked...
Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Ca. Dept. of Insurance Caught Prop 33 Backer Mercury Insurance Discriminating Against Members of the Military
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer advocates today produced evidence that Mercury Insurance company, the backer of Prop 33, discriminated against members of the military by overcharging or refusing to sell them auto and homeowners insurance policies. Prop 33 on next week’s ballot would roll back a 24-year old consumer protection in California and...
Should the rules be changed for auto insurance companies doing business in California? That is the central question voters are being asked with Proposition 33. And the measure is complex. Harvey Rosenfield wrote and shepherded the passage of Prop. 103, while George Joseph is the founder and chairman of Mercury Insurance. The two have been...
Consumer Watchdog Founder Harvey Rosenfield Announces A Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against The Auto Club For Illegal Business Practices In California.
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Consumer Watchdog's Founder, Harvey Rosenfield, Announces Class-Action Suit Against AAA for engaging in illegal business practices in California.
Consumer Watchdog founder, Harvey Rosenfield, discusses the reason for the class action lawsuit against AAA, namely instituting a practice of "redlining" against potential customers who did not have prior insurance coverage - even those with legitimate reasons not to, like not owning a car.
Former Auto Club Agent Blows The Whistle on Customer Discrimination Scheme; Insurer Penalizes Agents for Selling Policies to People Without Prior Auto Insurance
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield, Laura Antonini & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA - A former Automobile Club of Southern California insurance agent filed a class action lawsuit yesterday against the Auto Club over an illegal commission scheme designed to penalize employees who sell policies to people who previously did not have insurance. Auto Club agents can lose hundreds of dollars if they sell an insurance...