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News Release
12/21/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court
Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle for the third time failed to grant preliminary approval to an overbilling settlement with DWP ratepayers, calling for more disclosure and pro-consumer changes.  He said he would grant preliminary approval if those conditions are met. Consumer Watchdog has raised numerous...
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...
News Release
11/12/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — Consumer Watchdog today wrote LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer asking the public officials to fire DWP’s “ratepayer advocate,” an energy consultant and Enron apologist, and to attend a lunch with overbilled DWP ratepayers to explain how their latest version of a settlement with the...
Video
11/4/2015
A judge put off a decision on what consumer advocates call a flawed settlement with the LADWP over several millions in overcharges.
Video
11/3/2015
Consumer Watchdog is urging a judge to reject what they say is a flawed settlement with the LADWP and millions in overbilling.
News Release
11/2/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Los Angeles, CA -- Consumer Watchdog and overbilled ratepayers today urged Los Angeles City leaders to immediately fix or withdraw a “breathtakingly anti-consumer settlement agreement” over tens of millions of dollars in overbilling at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). In a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti and City...
News Release
12/15/2011
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Los Angeles officials to demand Google remove a deceptive video featuring Los Angeles City employees from a website marketing the Internet giant’s Google Apps for Government “cloud computing” service. The call for action came in a letter to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
Blog Post
12/13/2011
By John M. Simpson
Google's sad saga of missed deadlines and unfulfilled promises in attempting to provide the City of Los Angeles with a "cloud" based email and collaboration system appears to be drawing to a close. City Council is expected on Wednesday to approve amendments to its contract with CSC and Google that acknowledge the reality that...