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Blog Post
4/14/2014

What is a polluter’s shill to do when trying to save a client hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs? Well, one tactic is to manipulate the public living near the site of a partial nuclear meltdown into believing that nothing at one of the most polluted...
News Release
4/10/2014

Santa Monica, CA – Leaders of the California Medical Association, who are fighting a ballot measure to increase public accountability for dangerous doctors, received nearly $5 million from taxpayers in Medicare payments, according to data released by the...
News Story
4/10/2014

Business and residential customers affected by outages such as the one that hit AT&T U-verse broadband users this week may feel helpless, but they do have options, consumer and industry watchdogs say. Customers who lose Internet service, cable channels or phone...
Video
4/9/2014

A new report released today by leading environmental advocate Penny Newman and residents of the poisoned Wildomar community shows that state toxics regulators doctored data in a preliminary investigation of the Autumnwood housing complex to avoid pinpointing what has...
Video
3/31/2014

Cancer patient Danielle Nelson was thrilled to find coverage, but had a hard time keeping her oncologist.
Video
3/30/2014

Is drug testing of doctors actually needed? An NBC Reality Check segment takes a closer look at a new measure aiming to curb drug and alcohol abuse by those you trust most. California doctors are not subject to random drug testing, however physicians are regularly...
Podcast
3/28/2014

Jamie Court appears on KCRW 'Which Way LA'   Under Obamacare, almost everybody has to have health insurance by next Monday or pay a penalty. For those who aren't covered by their employers or aren't poor enough to qualify for a federal subsidy,...
Video
3/28/2014

Jamie Court President of Consumer Watchdog appears on MidDay Sunday to discuss the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act. The Pack Act promotes justice for patients and legal deterrence to wrongdoing by adjusting the state's malpractice cap to account for 38 years...
Video
3/25/2014

Jamie Court appears on KCRW 'Which Way LA'   Under Obamacare, almost everybody has to have health insurance by next Monday or pay a penalty. For those who aren't covered by their employers or aren't poor enough to qualify for a federal subsidy,...
Video
3/25/2014

Supporters of the bill also spoke at the conference to announce 830,000 signatures, including one man whose father entered a vegetative state after an alleged alcoholic cardiologist walked out mid-surgery to go to lunch. "Nearly one in five doctors, 18 percent of...