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Consumer Watchdog and the Los Angeles Times Petition Federal Court to Release FBI Warrants Related to LA City Attorney and LA DWP Corruption 

 Los Angeles -- Yesterday afternoon the non-profit Consumer Watchdog and the Los Angeles Times petitioned a federal court in Los Angeles to release 33 FBI warrants and related documents that detail the United States Attorney’s Office’s investigation into unethical and...

Mike Mattoch: Remembering A Hero  (1957 – 2023)

Our long-time friend and colleague Mike Mattoch died suddenly at his desk last week.  He was 66 years old.Mike was a hero in every sense of the word. He was a veteran, serving in the Army and later the...

Former City Lawyer: FBI Determined Feuer Lied About Knowledge of Extortion Payment

This is a cross-post with the Debaser, a newsletter about LA lawyers and politics. Los Angeles—After receiving word from the judge that he’s going to prison for 33 months, former LA city lawyer Paul Paradis walked up to the...

Ballot Initiative Would Overhaul Open Records Laws to Provide Greater Government Transparency & Accountability

70% of CA Voters Approve of the Measure According to a Recent Poll Los Angeles, CA - Embracing the principle that “sunshine is the best disinfectant,” a new ballot initiative would overhaul California’s open records laws to combat government corruption...

Will the State Bar Hold Mike Feuer and Powerful Attorneys Accountable in the LADWP Billing Scandal?

The California State Bar's investigation into LADWP misconduct has turned into one of the Bar's biggest cases yet.

Consumer Advocate Harry Snyder, Rest In Peace

The consumer advocate, public interest lawyer and Consumer Watchdog Hall of Famer Harry Snyder passed away Friday.   Harry was a unique, gentle, kind and generous man, who not only made great changes for the public in the humblest of...

Amazing Year

Will you make an end-of-the-year tax deductible contribution to celebrate our efforts and help us prepare for the fight ahead? In my three decades as a consumer activist in California, I have never seen a year like this. Our decades-long patient safety...

What’s on Your 2022 California Ballot

Thanks to the historic agreement to update California's medical malpractice cap in May, the measure that was Consumer Watchdog's election priority this year - the Fairness for Injured Patients Act - did not have to go to the...

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Good Government Bill To Close State Agency Lobbying Loophole

Los Angeles, CA -- Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1783 to close a loophole in state law that allowed former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to influence decision-making at the Department of Insurance without registering as a lobbyist.   AB 1783...

California Senate Committee Kills Good Government Bill To Bar Destruction of Public Records Using Secretive “Suspense File” 

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony Portantino’s Senate Appropriations Committee killed good government legislation today using one of the Legislature’s most undemocratic tactics, the “suspense file,” which legislative leadership uses to bury bills without public debate or a vote. AB 2370...

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KCRA-SAC (NBC) - Sacramento, CA: Struggle To Get State Records
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KCRA(NBC) - Sacramento, CA: A Ballot Initiative That Would Enhance Transparency of Elected Leaders
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KCBS- Los Angeles, CA: CBS Investigation Found 40% of Lights are Out on LA Freeways From Vandalism
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KGO (ABC) - San Francisco, CA; The Tipping point, How The Hopper App is Deceptively Collecting Tips
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KNBC-LA (NBC) - Los Angeles, CA; Holding Utility Companies Accountable For Power Outages
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KNXV-PHX (ABC) - Phoenix, AZ; Banks Need To Be More Proactive In Warning Customers About Fraud
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Insurance Commissioner Lara's Flip-Flop On Surveillance In Your Car
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KNBC - DWP Scandal what did Mike Feuer know?
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Insurance Commissioner Lara's Flip-Flop On Surveillance In Your Car
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KTXL FOX TV-40 Sacramento, CA: Watchdog Groups Want State Leaders Held Responsible On EDD Fraud
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KPFK Rising Up With Sonali: Consumer Watchdog Highlights “Trump’s Raw Deal”
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The Deal Behind Trump's Raw Deal
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Trump Raw Deal Cards: Conviction in Every Hand
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SPECNEWS1: Insurance Commissioner Lara Took Money From Insurance Industry
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SPECNEWS1: Insurance Commissioner Lara Apologizes For Taking Contributions From Insurance Industry
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Press Conference on Insurance Commissioner Lara's Calendars
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SPECNEWS1: Jamie Court Questions Whether Changes At LADWP Will Make A Difference For Consumers
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Fox GDLA: Ricardo Lara Wants To Give Insurance Companies Your Driving Data
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KABC: FBI Raids LADWP Office and City Attorney's Office Over Billing Scandal Cover-Up
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KNBC: FBI Raids LA DWP Offices in Relation to Overcharging Scandal
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Press Conference for Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's Report Card May 2019

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