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5/27/2009
posted by Consumer Watchdog
Who is the lawsuit against? The defendants are Cingular Wireless Corporation, a national cell phone company, and AT&T Wireless Services, a cell phone company that Cingular acquired in a $41 billion deal in October,... Who is the lawsuit against? The defendants are Cingular Wireless Corporation, a national cell phone company, and AT&T...
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5/19/2009
By Pam Pressley & Harvey Rosenfield
In re Tobacco II Cases, ___ Cal.4th ___ (May 18, 2009) In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court today reversed a lower court ruling in a false advertising class action pending for more than a decade against the tobacco companies that would have severely restricted consumers’ ability to bring lawsuits under the state’s Unfair...
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1/13/2009
By Jerry Flanagan
President Barack Obama promised to offer consumers a "public option" to the private insurance market. Giving every American the option of joining Medicare regardless of age is the best way to keep that promise. COST • A recent detailed report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) comparing health care reform options found...
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9/24/2008
Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen
Over the past few days, we have witnessed Congress readying to approve possibly the most reckless and certainly the most costly bailout in this country’s history. The speed at which the government is leaping to aid Wall Street titans and their accomplices in the financial services sector is breathtaking. Taxpayers should be alarmed at the...
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9/24/2008
Statement of Harvey Rosenfield
A few hours from now and a few miles away, lobbyists and members of Congress will crowd into a hearing room to listen to Treasury Secretary Paulson and Fed Chairman Bernanke tell us that unless the American people come up with $700 billion right now, our financial system will collapse and we will enter another Great Depression (even though no one...
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9/24/2008
Consumer Watchdog and Public Citizen
The three-page, $700 billion bailout plan presented to Congress by the Bush Administration last Friday is an appallingly superficial response to years of bad decisions and greed of Wall Street firms empowered by a long-standing, bipartisan federal policy of deregulation and deliberate neglect. There are many questions that have yet to be answered...
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7/22/2008
KAMJ
Harvey Rosenfield discusses why it took nearly 20 years to end the corporate practice of zip-code based auto insurance.   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
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6/30/2008
Carmen Balber
Download here comments submitted to the Department of Insurance regarding a June 23, 2008 workshop to discuss implementation of "Pay-as-you-drive" insurance in California. Consumer Watchdog: Initial comments and follow-up  Insurance industry:  Association of California Insurance Companies California State Automobile...
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3/5/2008
Doug Heller
CALL 1-866-602-8861 for a Certified Low-Cost Auto Insurance Agent Near You The California Low-Cost Auto Insurance program makes an inexpensive insurance policy available to qualifying, low-income drivers. The program is a result of a 1999 California law -- SB 171 (authored by Senator Martha Escutia) -- developed and sponsored by Consumer Watchdog...
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2/6/2008
Consumer Watchdog
California's Proposition 103 gives California consumers powerful protection against insurance company abuses. It applies to auto insurance, homeowners and renters insurance, business insurance and other forms of liability and property insurance. Insurance companies all too frequently violate provisions of Proposition 103. It pays to know...