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Courtroom Case
4/26/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Three advanced auto safety technologies can prevent thousands of deaths and injuries each year, and billions of dollars in property damage, caused by rear-end crashes. Using combinations of radar, lidar (reflected laser light) and cameras, these technologies –...
News Release
4/7/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Santa Monica, CA -- A little-publicized proposal by Google to allow its driverless cars to detour U.S. auto safety laws threatens public safety and security, Consumer Watchdog said in a letter sent today to Secretary of Transportation Foxx and the National Highway...
Blog Post
3/31/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Los Angeles mourns the passing of one of this extraordinary city’s most extraordinary men, Bill Rosendahl. Most Angelenos know him as the City Councilman who represented Venice, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades between 2005 and 2013, where he was a passionate...
News Release
3/22/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Santa Monica, CA -- Consumers who bought life insurance protection from Transamerica Insurance Company decades ago are now facing a choice between paying enormous increases in their monthly premiums or losing their policies, according to a lawsuit filed in federal...
Courtroom Case
3/21/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Feller et al v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company, United States District Court, Central District of California (Case 2:16-cv-01378) Consumers who bought life insurance protection from Transamerica Insurance Company decades ago are now facing a choice...
News Release
1/15/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

SANTA MONICA, CA -- Proposals floated in Detroit this week by top federal auto safety officials indicate the agency is willing to allow auto manufacturers to detour US motor vehicle laws and regulations, particularly for unproven robot cars. If true, this would be a...
News Release
1/13/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Santa Monica, CA -- Three of the nation’s top consumer advocates today asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to adopt as standard equipment three new advanced safety technologies that could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries, and...
News Release
12/14/2015
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Santa Monica, CA -- In the latest of a series of decisions closing the courthouse doors on consumers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, 6 to 3, that DIRECTV customers in California who were illegally charged “cancellation fees” of up to $480...
Legal Update
12/14/2015
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

In the latest of a series of decisions closing the courthouse doors on consumers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, 6 to 3, that DIRECTV customers in California who were illegally charged “cancellation fees” of up to $480 – often taken...
Legal Update
9/16/2015
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield

Seven years ago, Consumer Watchdog’s legal team brought a class action lawsuit against DIRECTV on behalf of California customers who were charged unlawful early cancellation fees of up to $480 – often taken directly out of a consumer’s bank account or...