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Consumer Watchdog, Anti-Trust Experts Warn of Higher Prices From Disney-Fox Merger

Consumer Watchdog, Anti-Trust Experts Warn of Higher Prices From Disney-Fox Merger

By Ricardo Lopez, VARIETY

December 14, 2017

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/consumer-impact-disney-fox-1202641240/

Consumers can expect to pay more for streaming subscriptions if regulators give the greenlight to the proposed $52.4-billion merger of Disney and Fox, a consumer advocacy group and anti-trust law experts warned Thursday.

California Fines Anthem $5 Million For Failing To Address Consumer Grievances

California Fines Anthem $5 Million For Failing To Address Consumer Grievances

By Chad Terhune, LOS ANGELES TIMES

November 15, 2017

http://beta.latimes.com/business/la-fi-anthem-fined-20171115-story.html

California's managed-care regulator has fined insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross $5 million for repeatedly failing to resolve consumer grievances in a timely manner.

California May Limit Liability Of Self-Driving Carmakers

California May Limit Liability Of Self-Driving Carmakers

By Michael Liedtke, ASSOCIATED PRESS

November 15, 2017

https://apnews.com/39a98dfb5bd442698de0c31126db5ae0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners.

In Reversal, Tech Giants Back Sex Trafficking Bill

In Reversal, Tech Giants Back Sex Trafficking Bill

By Cecilia Kang, THE NEW YORK TIMES

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/technology/sex-trafficking-bill.html

WASHINGTON -- After a bruising week before lawmakers, big internet companies including Facebook and Google relented to pressure in Washington on Friday and agreed to support a sex trafficking bill they had vehemently opposed for months.

Harris, Feinstein Sign On For Bill Targeting Sites That Enable Sex Trafficking

Harris, Feinstein Sign On For Bill Targeting Sites That Enable Sex Trafficking

By Jill Tucker, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Harris-Feinstein-sign-on-for-bill-targeting-12331051.php

California’s two U.S. senators said Friday they will back a bill to give victims and state officials more power to go after websites that promote or benefit from online sex trafficking.

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Expose rip-offs and injustice. Confront the industries and politicians responsible. Change the world. Our mantra at Consumer Watchdog is simple, but effective. Whether we’re at the Capitol, in the media, or in the courtroom, these are the strategies we use to make sure that we win justice for American consumers and taxpayers.

Prop 103: California Insurance Reform

Prop 103: California Insurance Reform

In 1988, Californians revolted against excessive auto, homeowner and business insurance premiums and passed Proposition 103, a ballot measure written by Consumer Watchdog founder Harvey Rosenfield to rein in insurance companies. Using the provisions of Prop 103, Consumer Watchdog has lowered rates and saved Californians over $100 billion over the last twenty-five years.

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28,000 people die every year from opioid overdoses. A simple tool, already in place in California, can reverse the opioid overdose epidemic. But California doctors don't use it.

Families who have lost loved ones to addiction and abuse have travelled to Sacramento all year to fight for legislation that could prevent another family from going through the preventable tragedies they have endured.

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