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'L' Is For Loser

| Posted 11.09.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Multimillionaire activists, big labor unions and major corporations combined to...

Jim Crow Insurance: CA Proposition 33 Turns Back The Clock To Price Discrimination In Auto Insurance

Jamie Court | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Revelations of discrimination by insurance companies are always shocking, but when they come out just days before a vote on an industry-sponsored ballot measure that would legalize unfair price increases and prejudice in auto insurance, Californians should pay particular attention.

California Republic: Pass the Bananas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Jerry Brown may have thought that the bad old days of campaign finance were gone. At least for a fleeting historical moment. But now he's finding himself in the midst of some bad new days.

California's Billionaire Ballot: The Good, Bad, And Ugly

Jamie Court | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jamie Court

It takes big money to play in California's ballot measure process today, so billionaires are plenty welcome. But if they are in it for themselves, they aren't likely to fool the voters, who have a remarkable knack for rejecting any ballot initiative with a stink behind it.

Revealed: California's Top Donors For Each Ballot Measure

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans The top 10 donors to November's state ballot measures – a smattering of extremel...

Meet the Billionaire Who Could Lower Your Car Insurance

| Will Evans | Posted 01.27.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Will Evans The 90-year-old billionaire chairman of Mercury Insurance just won't give up...

Prop 17, Mercury Insurance Claims Mocked In New Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new advertisement by documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald aims to derail Mercury Insurance Group's efforts to change the rules that ultimately det...

The Billboard That Mercury Insurance Won't Let You See

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

CBS folded and removed the billboard criticizing Mercury Insurance without even a word of warning to its client, my consumer group, Consumer Watchdog.

Mercury Insurance Launches Attack On Middle Class With Initiative To Raise Rates For Drivers Who Don't Cause Accidents

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jamie Court

People who pay for coverage should not be penalized for using their policy.