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News Story
1/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

Mercury Insurance has been ordered by the California Insurance Commissioner to pay a historic $27.5 million penalty for willfully violating Proposition 103 by charging California consumers illegal auto insurance fees between 1996 and 2006. In February, 2004, the...
News Story
1/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

Law360, Los Angeles (January 12, 2015, 6:33 PM ET) -- California’s insurance commissioner has ordered Mercury Insurance Co. to pay a fine of $27.5 million for charging customers excessive premiums in violation of a state law regulating insurance rates, the...
News Story
1/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

A consumer group asked Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles) on Monday to disclose all of his clients as an attorney with a law firm to determine whether he has a conflict of interest in pushing a proposal to revamp corporate taxes in California. “With SB 8, you...
Video
1/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog talks about how deregulation of the TV cable industry has led to the profiteering by these companies, and that the recent proposed mergers will make things worse if approved.
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1/5/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

MID-CITY (CBSLA.com) — Drivers are rejoicing after the price of crude oil dropped again Monday, signaling another fall for gas prices. Crude oil slipped to below $50 per barrel for the first time in five years, and experts predict prices at the pump could remain...
News Story
12/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

SAN FRANCISCO — One wireless phone plan allows customers to upgrade to a new phone in less than two years. Another allows a pool of data to be shared across multiple devices. Yet another offers unlimited data, but only at slower Internet speeds. All these perks...
News Story
12/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

CMS Launches Investigation Into Potentially Discriminatory Plans The Obama administration has announced that it will investigate prescription drug plans and other health benefits offered by insurers to determine whether companies are discriminating against people...
News Story
12/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

A consumer organization and an anonymous HIV/AIDS patient are suing Aetna in federal court, claiming the insurer discriminates against people with HIV/AIDS by requiring them to buy medications through the mail starting Jan. 1. The plaintiffs say the mail order...
News Story
12/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

A United States consumer group is calling for Californians to boycott a US$80 million computer system underpinned by software supplied by Auckland firm Orion Health. Orion Health announced the California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal Index) had gone live on Monday,...
News Story
12/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

SAN DIEGO (CN) - Aetna on Jan. 1 will force customers with HIV or AIDS to buy medicine from a subsidiary or pay thousands of dollars or more each month, a class action claims in Federal Court.      John Doe et al. sued Aetna, Aetna Healthcare...