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News Release
8/8/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – A Sacramento Superior Court will hear arguments tomorrow on a lawsuit by Mercury Insurance Company billionaire George Joseph and his Prop 33 campaign to remove criticism of Prop 33 from the official ballot arguments and hide from voters the fact that Proposition 33 will allow insurance companies to surcharge California...
News Story
8/6/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Story
8/1/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Release
7/30/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – In an attempt to deny voters access to arguments against his self-serving ballot initiative, Mercury Insurance Company billionaire George Joseph and his Prop 33 campaign consultants have filed a lawsuit to hide the cost of Prop 33 from voters. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento late Friday, asks the Sacramento Superior Court...
News Story
7/30/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Story
7/30/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Release
7/23/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – The insurance industry proponents of Prop 33 have released their hold on the www.StopProp33.org domain name, which now points to Consumer Watchdog Campaign’s site opposing Proposition 33. Last Monday, the consumer group sent a letter to insurance billionaire George Joseph, the funder of Prop 33, demanding that he...
News Story
7/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Release
7/16/2012
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA – Mercury Insurance Chairman George Joseph and his campaign for Prop 33 have illegally taken ownership of the domain names StopProp33.org (and .com) and VoteNoProp33.org (and .com) and are redirecting the domains to a website in support of the auto insurance surcharge initiative, which received the Proposition 33 number last...
News Story
7/16/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
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...