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Proposition 34 is a Threat to Our Health & Democracy, Consumer Watchdog Tells the California Supreme Court

Los Angeles, CA - Proposition 34, currently scheduled to appear on the November 2024 ballot targeting the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (“AHF”), violates the California...

Federal Court Rules Plaintiffs Adequately Alleged CVS Acted With “Deliberate Indifference” When It Adopted Rx Program That Discriminates Against People Living With HIV

Los Angeles, CA – Late yesterday the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that four HIV-positive “John Doe” plaintiffs...

Responding to Clearview AI’s Comments Concerning Consumer Watchdog’s Report on Clearview AI’s Abuses of Our Privacy Rights

In the wake of the publishing of Consumer Watchdog’s report on Clearview AI, both the company’s CEO, Hoan Ton-That, and General Counsel, Jack Mulcaire, objected to...

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, CA -- Yesterday afternoon the non-profit Consumer Watchdog and the Los Angeles Times petitioned a federal court in Los Angeles to release 33 FBI...

Consumer Watchdog Saves Policyholders $884.8 Million on Year-End Insurance Rate Increases 

Allstate, State Farm Also Agree to End Restrictions on Sales of New Auto Policies Los Angeles, CA – Challenges by Consumer Watchdog to double-digit auto and...

One of the Largest HIV Privacy Breach Payments Arriving in Mailboxes This Week

Los Angeles, CA – Checks for $1,821.58 were mailed late last week to hundreds of Californians whose confidential medical information—including their HIV status—was allegedly accessed and...

CVS Acted With “Deliberate Indifference” When It Implemented An Rx Drug Program That Discriminates Against People Living With HIV

Los Angeles, CA - CVS acted intentionally when it implemented a drug program that discriminates against people living with HIV, according to Consumer Watchdog...

John Doe v. California Department of Public Health et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 20STCV3236

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit affecting consumers enrolled in two California state-sponsored health care programs for individuals living with HIV. Notice...

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Recidivist Mercury Insurance for Policyholder Price-Gouging, Discrimination and Deception 

Los Angeles, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today filed a Petition to Intervene in an enforcement action brought by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) against...

California Apartment Association’s Abuse of the Ballot Initiative Process

The integrity of the California voter initiative process is under attack. The California Apartment Association is attempting to add to the ballot an unconstitutional...

The Good That Came Out Of Suing the State Over Allowing Illegal Disposal Of Radioactive Waste From CA’s Most Notorious Cold War Lab: An...

The Santa Susana Field Lab, nestled in the Simi Hills, is about an hour by car from downtown Los Angeles.  It is the scene of...

California Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds “Organizational Standing” in Unfair Competition Law Cases

Do you believe that an organization should be able to sue to stop actions that cost the organization money and directly harm its mission...

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...

Court Denies CVS’s Motion To Escape Discrimination Lawsuit Brought By HIV-Positive “John Doe” Plaintiffs

San Francisco, CA - Late Friday a federal court in San Francisco allowed a case brought by HIV-positive “John Doe” plaintiffs against CVS to...

Prominent Public Interest Groups Support Consumer Watchdog Petition To CA Supreme Court To Require State Agencies To Enforce Strict Rule On Radioactive Debris Disposal...

Supreme Court Action Needed To Protect Hundreds Of Thousands Of Californians From Harm Los Angeles, CA—Public interest groups filed amicus letters with the California Supreme...

Public Interest Groups Take On Newsom Administration Over Backtracking On Cleanup Of Radioactivity At Santa Susana Site, Case To Be Heard On Monday

In an appeal before the Court of Appeal in Sacramento to be heard on Monday, the Newsom Administration will be challenged over positions that breach a longstanding agreement to require all radioactive waste from the Santa Susana Field Lab be disposed of at sites licensed and designed for such waste.

Commissioner Lara Approves Over $1 Billion in Unjustified Auto Insurance Rate Hikes 

Insurance Commissioner Lara’s approval last week of a $263.7 million rate hike by California’s largest insurer, State Farm, marks the latest in a flurry of approvals of unjustified 2023 auto insurance rate hikes by the top 6 auto insurers, collectively totaling over $1 billion.

Consumer Watchdog Urges California Supreme Court to Grant Review in Land Use Approval Corruption Case

Think you’ve heard everything? Under a recent California Court of Appeal decision, if you wanted to drop a dime on suspected corruption over local...

CA Dept. of Insurance Failed to Search For Records Linked To Government Corruption Scandal

The non-profit Consumer Watchdog has filed an appeal in its California Public Records Act (“PRA”) lawsuit against Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the California Department of Insurance.

Doctors Save $2.8 Million After Challenge to Malpractice Insurance Rate Hike

Los Angeles, CA – In response to Consumer Watchdog’s challenge to Medical Insurance Exchange of California’s (“MIEC”) proposed rate increase on doctors’ and medical...

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