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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.

Prop 33: Mercury Insurance's Auto Coverage Measure

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph sponsored and funded Prop 33, which would allow drivers to carry over their auto insurance histories to diffe...

Jerry Brown Sends Birthday Present to the 99% on 100th Anniversary of Ballot Initiative Process

Jamie Court | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

With a simple signature, Brown has struck a blow for populism in the ballot initiative process by signing a new law to clarify that all ballot initiatives be voted on in November, when twice the number of voters show up, rather than in primary elections.

Mercury: Kind and Generous

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Evans Gardner

It's not just Prop 17... Mercury Insurance doesn't appear to like paying legitimate claims either. I would know. I'm a Mercury insured.

Corporate "Smart" Initiatives Will Test California Voters' Smarts Tuesday

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Spending tens of millions of dollars on deceptive TV advertising could be enough to buy public policy in California. You can bet companies across America will be watching closely to see what happens.

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...

Jerry Brown's Role as Truthsayer Could Give Him The Advantage Over Megabucks Whitman

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

A little noticed legal brief Brown just filed as Attorney General in a Sacramento court shows his true power as an honest public servant.

Jerry Brown Gets Ballot Label Right This Time for Mercury Insurance Poison in CA Prop 17

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Jerry Brown is finally telling the full story behind Prop 17.

Corporations Using Ballot Inititives To Gut Regulations, Consumer Protections

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The phenomenon of corporations buying their way onto the California election ballot is fast reaching epidemic proportions. If the multimillion-dollar ...

Mercury Is Poison

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

If you want a preview of what health insurers may do if they're forced to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions, have a look at what Mercury Insurance wants to do to drivers with pre-existing driving conditions.

More Obscene: Sky High Vagina or Trusting Mercury Insurance?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jamie Court

Mercury Insurance pressured CBS Outdoors to pull down Consumer Watchdog's billboard mid-contract, but a few blocks away there remains a 10-story-high Absolut Mango advertisement presenting a va-jay-jay.

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.