image credit: Adobe Stock

Consumer Watchdog files petition against Mercury for discrimination, price gouging

October 13, 2023

Consumer Watchdog filed a petition to intervene in an enforcement action initiated by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) against Mercury Insurance Group. The allegations revolve around accusations of overcharging, misleading practices, and discrimination against California homeowners and motorists.

Consumer Watchdog’s involvement in the case will focus on the company’s purported violations of Proposition 103, a significant insurance reform initiative established in 1988. The CDI has accused Mercury of 29 different violations of this law, including overcharging good drivers and other motorists, penalizing motorists for not previously carrying insurance, charging unauthorized rates, and implementing discriminatory rates.

Read More on Insurance Business