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SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Attorney General Kamala Harris “to take immediate action on the hundreds of consumer complaints against Herbalife to obtain relief for the hundreds of Californians, regardless of their immigration status, who were victimized by Herbalife’s deceptive and predatory business...
CONTACT Jerry Flanagan & Edith Kallas
Santa Monica, CA -- Anthem, Inc.’s, affiliated health plans are expanding the ways in which their members can receive HIV/AIDS specialty medications and will no longer have a requirement that members obtain HIV/AIDS medications only by mail. Specifically, Anthem’s affiliated health plan members receiving HIV/AIDS specialty medications...
Consumer Watchdog has raised concerns that refunds owed ratepayers of Los Angeles DWP, many of whom have already made overpayments, will not be delivered for one year and a half under the best case scenario, while plaintiff attorneys will get paid $13 million in May. Consumer Watchdog's problems with the settlement include the need for...
Randy Paige reports on how many LADWP ratepayers are still looking for answers on why they've been wrongly billed for tens of thousands of dollars.
Consumer Watchdog Chides LA Mayor And City Attorney For LADWP Settlement That Delays Ratepayer Refunds into 2017 And Beyond While Paying Millions To Lawyers Quickly
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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...
KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles, CA: Proposed Class-Action Settlement Against DWP May Not Help Certain Customers
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s flawed billing system overcharged ratepayers thousands of dollars. The agency is now dealing with the fallout in a proposed class-action settlement. But the settlement will not help certain ratepayers like Bradley Fagerstrom, who said he...
L.A. Mayor And City Attorney Urged To Replace DWP “Ratepayer Advocate,” And To Explain Fairness Of New DWP Settlement At Lunch With Overcharged Ratepayers
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...
A judge put off a decision on what consumer advocates call a flawed settlement with the LADWP over several millions in overcharges.
Settlement Between State Agency and Blue Shield Shortchanges Consumers Hit With Unexpected Medical Bills
CONTACT Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- The Department of Managed Health Care’s (DMHC) settlement announced today does not ensure that Blue Shield customers are fully reimbursed for the costs they incurred as a result of the company’s misrepresentations regarding its network of doctors and hospitals, according to Consumer Watchdog who along with The Arns...
Consumer Watchdog is urging a judge to reject what they say is a flawed settlement with the LADWP and millions in overbilling.