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News Release
10/9/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Nearly every newspaper editorial board in California has rejected Prop 33 as an unfair measure that will penalize good drivers, including liberal, middle-of-the-road and conservative papers across the state ranging from the San Diego Union-...
News Release
10/8/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – George Joseph, the billionaire chairman of Mercury Insurance Co. and backer of the Prop 33 campaign gave another $8 million to the initiative this weekend, bringing his total spending on the measure to $16,422,126. Prop 33 will allow insurance...
News Release
9/20/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer advocates demanded in a letter sent today that Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph, who has contributed 99% of the funds backing Proposition 33, testify at a legislative hearing scheduled in Sacramento next Tuesday to publicly...
News Release
9/12/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – George Joseph, Mercury insurance company’s billionaire chairman who is backing Proposition 33, gave $195,000 to a nonprofit group last week as part of the campaign’s effort to hide from voters that the initiative was written and...
Blog Post
8/29/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Angela Braly was sacked as the head of health insurance giant Wellpoint yesterday - but not necessarily for the right reasons. Wall Street banks and billionaire investors complained about the company's profit margins and a slipping stock price. (Put that in...
Blog Post
8/21/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Senator Jon Tester announced his support for legislation to give state insurance commissioners the authority to say no when insurance companies propose excessive and unjustified premium increases. Tester endorsed a bill sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein of CA, (S...
News Release
8/13/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – The California Third District Court of Appeal summarily denied an appeal filed by the Mercury Insurance-backed Prop 33 campaign seeking to strike part of the impartial Ballot Label and Title and Summary prepared by California’s Attorney...
News Release
8/8/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Santa Monica, CA – A Sacramento Superior Court will hear arguments tomorrow on a lawsuit by Mercury Insurance Company billionaire George Joseph and his Prop 33 campaign to remove criticism of Prop 33 from the official ballot arguments and hide from voters the...
News Release
8/1/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington DC – Big mortgage bundlers tied to title companies and the real estate lobby are seeking to get Congress to allow home warranty companies to pay now-illegal kickbacks to real estate brokers under last minute Congressional legislation. Consumer...
Blog Post
7/24/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber

Marchers shut down the streets on five different routes through the heart of downtown DC, and I lent Consumer Watchdog's voice in support of the Robin Hood Tax and the Fight to End AIDS. The marchers wove a story through downtown DC, stopping in front of lobby...