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Legal Update
10/6/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Our attorneys' report from the US Supreme Court is that this morning’s oral argument didn’t reveal which way the majority was leaning in Imburgia v. DIRECTV. At issue is whether millions of consumers who paid exorbitant early termination fees can go to...
News Release
9/30/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA – ExxonMobil’s sale today of its Torrance Refinery may allow it to escape the state, but not culpability for the February 18 explosion or its subsequent coverups over its causes. That explosion injured four workers and endangered the...
Blog Post
9/29/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

The following is a tribute to Consumer Watchdog board member Jeremy Tarcher, who passed away recently, posted here on The Huffington Post. ---------- I recently received the sad news that my dear friend and publisher Jeremy Tarcher passed away. Few who walked the earth...
News Release
9/23/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA — ExxonMobil may be subverting a federal and state investigation into the explosion at its Torrance refinery last February that hobbled gasoline production and pushed gas prices sky high, Consumer Watchdog revealed in a letter to Governor Jerry...
Blog Post
9/10/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

The LA Department of Water and Power's overbilling scandals are epic. They include an elderly couple who are Soviet emigrees and lived in fear because DWP issued a $50,000 bill to them.  When they complained, they were told to check for a leaky toilet. DWP is...
Blog Post
9/10/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

The power of California’s oil refiners is always felt but rarely visible in Sacramento.  It was on full display at Wednesday’s press conference when the Governor, State Senate leader and Assembly Speaker acknowledged that California's effort to...
News Release
9/3/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA – A new analysis by Consumer Watchdog shows Californians have paid $5.3 billion extra for their gasoline due to the higher amount Californians are charged than the rest of the nation since February. As Labor Day weekend approaches, Californians...
Blog Post
8/27/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Covered California Chief Peter Lee has claimed that the state doesn’t need health insurance premium regulation because Covered California is a tough negotiator with the health plans.   A study out yesterday casts doubt on that proposition as researchers...
News Release
8/5/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA -- Analysis of Tesoro’s earnings released today showed that the company made more California refining profit in the second quarter than ever in the company’s history. Based on the number of barrels the company refined in California, and the...
News Release
8/5/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA — California has broken all records for the biggest gap between what consumers here have paid so far versus the rest of the nation for gas at the pump, Consumer Watchdog said today. Californians paid $1.2 billion more, after tax differentials,...