Yes On Prop 33 Campaign Blasts Consumer Watchdog As Hypocritical, Money-Grubbing Operation Judge Denies Special Interest Group's Attempt to Pay Itself $650 Per Hour
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Proposition 33 team is tired of the hyperbole and is pleased that a Sacramento Court Judge shut Consumer Watchdog down today.
This morning Sacramento Court Judge Timothy Frawley denied Consumer Watchdog's request to be paid by the Yes on Prop 33 campaign for a lawsuit initiated and lost by Consumer Watchdog itself, officials said.
"Consumer Watchdog has no shame," said Rachel Hooper, spokeswomen for the Yes on Prop 33 Campaign. "They file a lawsuit. Lose the lawsuit. Then expect someone else to pay them $650 an hour. Unfortunately, they are too fixated on money to care about consumers."
"Let's step away from the hyperbole and focus on the policy. Prop 33 is good for California consumers," continued Hooper.
Prop 33 will lower rates, makes streets safer and protect veterans, unemployed and others whose policies lapse. Supporters include the Greenlining Institute, consumer groups, law enforcement officers, firefighters and veterans groups.
She noted that a state senator is calling for an investigation into Consumer Watchdog's apparent monopoly as an insurance industry intervener.
SOURCE Yes on Prop 33