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News Release
11/15/2011
CONTACT Brian Stedge
Santa Monica, CA - More than 100,000 California Blue Cross consumers are part of a class action lawsuit brought by the non-profit Consumer Watchdog targeting the health insurer’s May 1 increases to “annual” deductibles and other out of pocket costs. The suit also targets other recent changes that allow Blue Cross to alter any...
Blog Post
9/6/2011
By Laura Antonini
Apparently AT&T can make up rules without following them. In an audacious move by the nation’s worst rated and most hated wireless carrier, AT&T recently filed multiple lawsuits against its own customers – just months after the U.S. Supreme Court ok’d AT&T’s policy of requiring ripped-off customers to file...
News Release
5/8/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- On a call with investors today, Gregory Goff, the CEO of Tesoro admitted refinery shutdowns and “disruptions” led to big profits on the oil company’s bottom line in the first quarter.  Tesoro’s profit per barrel in the first quarter jumped by 20 cents, amounting to California profits of $119 million...
Video
8/4/2011
Consumer Watchdog's Jerry Flanagan discusses the anticipated 20% - 80% reduction in price for several name-brand drugs whose patents will expire in the next few months.
News Release
4/27/2011
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield & Todd Foreman
Santa Monica, CA -- Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, invalidating California’s protections against unfair provisions in contracts effectively eliminates the right of consumers to join together to fight powerful corporations in court and will lead to enormous abuses of consumers by...
Blog Post
11/4/2011
By Carmen Balber
Like the horror movie monster that just won't die, insurance companies and the brokers who sell their products have again pressured state insurance regulators into voting on the industry plan to gut a key consumer protection in the health reform law. The secret vote, that even most insurance commissioners didn't know about until they got...
Blog Post
2/28/2011
By Jamie Court
At the National Governors Association, President Obama just threw his weight behind a bi-partisan effort in the US Senate to allow states to innovate with health reform, including adopting a public insurance system or single payer health care system by 2013 instead of 2017. The governors embraced the state innovations waiver proposal, since...
News Release
4/9/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA --- California drivers paid $1 billion extra at the pump in March, when compared to the national average gas price charged to U.S. drivers, according to an analysis of the latest government data by Consumer Watchdog. The nonprofit consumer group said refiners continued to reap a windfall in the wake of refinery shutdowns in...
Blog Post
4/18/2011
By Judy Dugan
(Click here to order a DVD copy at a discount with this code: gas052011) The national average price of plain old regular gasoline is up a dollar a gallon over the past week to $3.83, according to AAA. California, which alerts the rest of the nation to where pump prices are going, is at $4.20. And nationwide, the diesel fuel that drives our...
Blog Post
4/5/2011
By Judy Dugan
Monday’s jump in oil prices to more than $108 a barrel, with the price of gasoline above $3.66 a gallon for regular ($4.06 in California), triggered a flood of news stories. But the dry, just-the-facts lead of the Bloomberg story caught my eye because one prediction driving speculation will crumble if the speculators win: Crude oil,...