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News Release
6/19/2013
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...
News Release
5/22/2013
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...
Blog Post
3/20/2013
By Doug Heller
Yesterday, the insurance sales website Insure.comreleased a poorly constructed and remarkably misleading study on auto insurance rates.  (More surprising, perhaps, is the fact that some journalists uncritically posted the study as news.) The study purports to organize states according to how expensive it is to buy auto insurance in those...
Legal Update
10/29/2012
By Harvey Rosenfield
Prepared Remarks of Harvey Rosenfield News Conference - Lawsuit Against Auto Club for Violation of Proposition 103 – Santa Monica, California October 25, 2012   Good morning, and thank you for coming. Joining us today is Ms. Jill Rogers, the plaintiff in the lawsuit we are here to discuss; Tim Blood, of the firm of Blood,...
News Release
10/16/2012
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- The insurance billionaire behind Prop 33 is asking California voters to believe that he wants to overturn laws that have protected consumers for 24 years to save consumers money. Consumer Watchdog Campaign today released the “Top Five Reasons You Can’t Trust Mercury Insurance,” outlining the company’s...
News Release
10/10/2012
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Mercury General is raising auto insurance rates by $63 million on its customers, an average 4% rate hike for 990,000 Mercury auto insurance policyholders in California. The rate hike comes just ahead of a November vote on Proposition 33, funded by Mercury Chairman George Joseph, which would allow insurance companies to...