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CAOC's 2016
Legislative Package



SACRAMENTO– CAOC President Elise Sanguinetti provides a two-minute video rundown of what’s at stake this year for consumer justice in the state Capitol. Among the bills being sponsored by Consumer Attorneys of California is a series of measures to help citizens deal with forced arbitration clauses that deny a constitutional right: Their day in court. CAOC is also backing a bill to ensure fair compensation for undocumented persons injured through no fault of their own and another measure requiring doctors to use the state’s lifesaving prescription drug database.    Watch


May 12, 2016
Senate approves bills targeting
the perils of forced arbitration

CAOC-backed bills improve consumer rights in dealing with cases involving faulty products, employment disputes and consumer rip-offs.

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May 5, 2016
CAOC applauds federal action
against injustice of arbitration

Consumers would be able to file class actions under proposal new rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, giving common citizens a fighting chance against powerful corporations that nearly always win in the rigged setting of forced arbitrations.
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May 2, 2016
CAOC measure that would
protect elders passes Senate

SB 1065 will limit delays in nursing home abuse cases when a judge rejects use of forced arbitration to decide a dispute and instead sends the case to a court of law. Read more


(5/11/2016) Neil Gehlawat scores a big civil rights victory for the family of a 33-year-old man who died after an encounter with seven Kern County sheriff's deputies.  READ HERE
(4/13/2016) Mike Bomberger garners state's biggest medical malpractice settlement for a mom and her 3-year-old daughter, brain damaged by a hospital error. READ HERE


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  May/June 2016
  Vol. 46, No. 3