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2010-11-17 10:50:00

Consumer Watchdog Cites General Counsel Fred Bartlit's History of Corporate Defense, Conclusion That Cost-Cutting Not a Factor in Spill WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on President Obama to remove the general counsel to the national Oil Spill Commission after the commission itself refused to either dismiss him or investigate his apparent conflicts of interest, including his firm's ties to Halliburton. In a letter to the seven...

2010-10-26 07:40:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog asked President Obama to force BP Fund Administrator Kenneth Feinberg to withdraw from a keynote address Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce group dedicated to eviscerating spill victims' legal rights, and to fire Feinberg if he refuses. In the letter to Obama, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court said: "Given the Chamber's controversial role in the 2010 election, the organization's commitment to deny individual citizens...

2010-09-29 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (formerly NCCNHR), also known as the Consumer Voice, announces the launch of a major project, Consumers for Quality Care, No Matter Where, funded through a three-year grant by The Atlantic Philanthropies. Consumers for Quality Care, No Matter Where will expand the organization's national grassroots advocacy network to focus on health care issues faced by older long-term care consumers in...

2010-04-21 12:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a broad antitrust action against Google seeking remedial action that could include breaking the Internet giant into separate companies. The letter from John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, praised the DOJ for its opposition to the Google Books case and the Federal Trade Commission's intense investigation of the proposed $750...

2010-04-07 16:40:00

LOS ANGELES, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog calling for disclosure of the donors behind the Chamber of Commerce's recent anti-Jerry Brown advertising. The letter can be found here: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/LTR_FPPC_CoC4710.pdf "The Chamber of Commerce is clearly electioneering and it must not be allowed to be a shield for big unpopular corporations that want to evade campaign finance laws...

2010-03-22 14:05:00

Will Empower Consumers Across the Country to Make Smart Choices WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association today issued a statement praising passage of a provision that will provide more nutrition information to consumers in chain restaurants across the country. The rule was a component of health care legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama. The agreement creates a...

2010-02-18 07:01:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorneys for Consumer Watchdog will appear in a federal court today to urge Judge Deny Chinn to reject the revised Google Books settlement because it remains anticompetitive and violates both U.S. and international law. The case in U.S. District Court's Southern District of New York stems from a suit brought by The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. Consumer Watchdog is represented by Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &...

2010-01-26 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog urged President Obama to watch Sunday's Dateline NBC documentary on patients who have insurance but not adequate coverage, then pledge in his State of the Union address tomorrow to deal with the lack of legal accountability for insurers and lack of adequate representation for consumers in the federal government. The nonprofit consumer group called upon Obama to close a legal loophole that currently bars 132 million Americans...

2010-01-21 12:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's condemnation of cyber attacks and censorship is an important endorsement of a free global Internet, but just as important to ensuring the Internet's contribution to democracy and economic growth is a commitment to consumer privacy, Consumer Watchdog said today. "Too many online companies ignore a consumer's right to control information gathered about their behavior on the Internet," said John M. Simpson, a...

2009-09-10 15:50:00

Billboard Giant Broke Contract with Consumer Watchdog After Insurance Executive Complained SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CBS Outdoor must re-install Consumer Watchdog's billboard immediately and fulfill its contractual obligation, the consumer group demanded in a letter to the billboard company sent Wednesday. The letter, from first amendment lawyer Anthony Glassman, of Glassman, Browning, Saltsman and Jacobs, Inc., explained that Consumer Watchdog would sue CBS...


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