Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) is the first line of defense in Sacramento and at the ballot box to protect consumer legal rights. Our team of experienced advocates review the thousands of bills introduced into the California Legislature for impact on consumers. CAOC’s goal is to ensure that each and every consumer and business has the full ability to seek and receive reasonable redress through the jury system. Each year bills are introduced by big tobacco, insurance, HMO and other corporations to restrict or eliminate your legal rights. CAOC is there to fight such "tort reform" measures to ensure that every Californian has access to the courts. CAOC has been successful in defeating such anti-consumer measures in the capitol and at the ballot box while working through the state budgetary process to ensure adequate funding of California's civil justice system.
CAOC Sponsored Bills
AB 862 (Wieckowski) (pdf) - Gives consumers the option to purchase auto insurance boosting coverage in accidents with an underinsured driver.
SB 315 (Ted Lieu) (pdf) - Liberalizes the use of telephonic appearance, helping cut costs both for private parties and the courts.
AB 715 (Dickinson) (pdf) - Would clarify that de novo review is the standard for evidentiary objections at summary judgment.
More CAOC Legislative InformationLegislation we are currently tracking
CAOC 2011-2012 Legislative wrap up (pdf)
Join the Legislative Review Committee (pdf)