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8/13/2012
By Don Jergler, INSURANCE JOURNAL
The language for an automobile persistency initiative will stand after the California Third District Court of Appeal on Monday denied an appeal filed by the backers of the Proposition 33 campaign seeking to strike part of the ballot language, including the label and title and summary. The label and summary were prepared by California’s...
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8/10/2012
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES MONEY & CO. BLOG
An attempt by backers of an automobile insurance initiative to rewrite the title, summary and opponents' arguments on the November ballot has failed. Late Thursday, a Sacramento Superior Court judge denied a request from the campaign for Proposition 33, alleging the description of the measure for the ballot pamphlet written by the attorney...
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8/10/2012
By Dale Kasler, SACRAMENTO BEE
  Opponents of Proposition 33, which would rewrite California law on auto insurance rates, won a preliminary court skirmish Thursday over ballot language. A Sacramento judge refused to tinker with ballot language filed by state officials and voter-pamphlet arguments submitted by the proposition's opponents, advocacy group Consumer...
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8/6/2012
Op-Ed by Jamie Court, CAPITOL WEEKLY
Sacramento loves to hate Consumer Watchdog, because we expose the dirty deeds politicians do for corporations, confront regulators who are asleep at the switch, and don’t believe you have to go along with big corporations to get along.  We also take on the rich and powerful in the initiative process on behalf of consumers, which...
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8/1/2012
By Don Jergler, INSURANCE JOURNAL
As proponents of California Proposition 33 await a hearing on a lawsuit they filed to change some wording in voter guide statements for the upcoming November election, they’re hoping to avoid the damage that could be done by language they fear could be used against them by opponents of the measure. The automobile insurance portable...
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7/30/2012
By Dale Kasler, SACRAMENTO BEE
Months before voters will have their say, a court fight has blown up over the ballot pamphlet governing Proposition 33, an initiative that would rewrite some of the rules governing auto insurance in California. Proponents of the initiative, which is backed by chairman George Joseph of Mercury Insurance Group of Los Angeles, filed suit Friday in...
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7/30/2012
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES MONEY & CO BLOG
SACRAMENTO -- Proponents of an auto insurance discount initiative -- backed financially by the chairman of Mercury General Corp. -- are accusing the state attorney general and their opponents of submitting incorrect statements for the official ballot pamphlet. The campaign to pass Proposition 33 in November filed a lawsuit on Friday contending...
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7/17/2012
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES - MONEY & CO. BLOG
SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance initiative on the November ballot are accusing supporters of violating state cyber-fraud laws by buying up all the addresses for potential yes and no Internet sites. But the campaign for Proposition 33, waxing Shakespearean, said the complaints are "much ado about nothing." The initiative...
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7/16/2012
By Steven Harmon, BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance industry-backed ballot measure are accusing the pro-Proposition 33 campaign of breaking the law by grabbing online domains that appeal to voters opposed to the measure and redirecting them to the Yes campaign's website. The Automobile Insurance Discount Act seeks to allow drivers to change...
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7/15/2012
Editorial - THE DAILY NEWS OF LOS ANGELES
The California Secretary of State has released the official list of propositions on the November ballot, their titles and the order in which they will appear to voters. Note that Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative is first and Molly Munger's tax initiative is ninth. Brown's supporters in the Legislature pushed through a bill that gave...