CAOC Efforts Force Withdrawal of Harmful Initiative
 
Consumer Attorneys of California’s effort to expose those behind a harmful measure that would have virtually eliminated class action lawsuits in California paid off today when the big corporate-backed Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) withdrew the initiative.

Consumer Attorneys' Opposition Forces CJAC to Withdraw Harmful Class Action Measure (PDF) (08/27/07)

 
CAOC Files Corporate Accountability Initiatives
 
The Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) filed measures for the ballot that if passed, would protect consumers from the big businesses attempting to pass a separate measure to prevent consumers from holding corporations accountable for their actions. The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), the Chamber of Commerce front group, recently filed an initiative that would effectively eviscerate California's class actions law -- taking it from being one of the most progressive to the worst in the country. CAOC's initiatives all tap into voter concerns about the power of big business and promote specific pro-consumer reforms that would impact big business by making them more accountable to shareholders.
 
Initiative Filed Regarding Class Action Lawsuits
 
On Friday, July 13, 2007, the tobacco, oil and insurance industry-funded CJAC, joined with the Chamber of Commerce, to file an initiative to insulate themselves from accountability to consumers. The intent is to qualify for the June primary ballot.  Please be advised CAOC is working with our consultants and coalition allies to protect consumers and to fight this attack on consumer rights and we will be sending regular updates.  A copy of the initiative is linked below for your review. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Lea Ann Tratten at lea-ann@caoc.org or 916-442-6902 ext 131.

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