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September 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Medical Alert Systems Firm Sued Over Sales Tactics: A provider of home emergency medical alert systems marketed to the elderly is the target of a $2-million lawsuit accusing the company of high-pressure and misleading sales tactics. Life Emergency Response Inc., based in Chatsworth, is named in a suit filed in Sonoma Superior Court by district attorneys in eight counties. State Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren joined the suit.
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February 1, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A preliminary injunction has been issued against the makers of the Life Alert emergency response system, prohibiting the Chatsworth firm from using what consumer protection attorneys have described as deceptive sales pitches, authorities said Friday. The nationwide Life Alert Emergency Response Inc. is best known for its television ads depicting a gray-haired woman who has fallen down the stairs and moans, "I've fallen and I can't get up."
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February 1, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A preliminary injunction has been issued against the makers of the Life Alert emergency response system, prohibiting the Chatsworth firm from using what consumer protection attorneys have described as deceptive sales pitches, authorities said Friday. The nationwide Life Alert Emergency Response Inc. is best known for its television ads depicting a gray-haired woman who has fallen down the stairs and moans, "I've fallen and I can't get up."
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February 1, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A preliminary injunction was issued this week against the makers of the Life Alert emergency response system, prohibiting the Chatsworth firm from using what consumer protection attorneys have described as deceptive sales pitches. Life Alert is best known for its television advertisements depicting a gray-haired woman who has fallen down and moans that she can't get up. In another, a man suffers a heart attack, alone in his garden.
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September 14, 1991 | AMY PYLE and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Chatsworth firm's national television advertising campaign depicted a gray-haired woman lying helpless at the bottom of a staircase, crying, "I've fallen and I can't get up!" It urged the elderly and disabled to buy an emergency alarm system that could supposedly summon help faster than dialing 911. After an undercover sting operation by district attorney's investigators, the firm, Life Alert Emergency Response Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991 | AMY PYLE and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Chatsworth firm's national television advertising campaign depicted a gray-haired woman lying helpless at the bottom of a staircase, crying, "I've fallen and I can't get up." It urged the elderly and disabled to buy an emergency alarm system that could supposedly summon help faster than dialing 911. Following an undercover sting operation by district attorney's investigators, the firm, Life Alert Emergency Response Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A preliminary injunction was issued this week against the makers of the Life Alert emergency response system, prohibiting the Chatsworth firm from using what consumer protection attorneys have described as deceptive sales pitches. Life Alert is best known for its television advertisements depicting a gray-haired woman who has fallen down and moans that she can't get up. In another, a man suffers a heart attack, alone in his garden.
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November 6, 1991 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To many senior citizens, Home Alone is not just the title of a movie. It's reality. And as America's population ages, many adults have an elderly parent, aunt or uncle living alone. Safety and security concerns have prompted a growing use of personal alarm devices, the button-activated kind you wear to summon help in case of an emergency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991 | AMY PYLE and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Chatsworth firm's national television advertising campaign depicted a gray-haired woman lying helpless at the bottom of a staircase, crying, "I've fallen and I can't get up!" It urged the elderly and disabled to buy an emergency alarm system that could supposedly summon help faster than dialing 911. After an undercover sting operation by district attorney's investigators, the firm, Life Alert Emergency Response Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1991 | AMY PYLE and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Chatsworth firm's national television advertising campaign depicted a gray-haired woman lying helpless at the bottom of a staircase, crying, "I've fallen and I can't get up." It urged the elderly and disabled to buy an emergency alarm system that could supposedly summon help faster than dialing 911. Following an undercover sting operation by district attorney's investigators, the firm, Life Alert Emergency Response Inc.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Medical Alert Systems Firm Sued Over Sales Tactics: A provider of home emergency medical alert systems marketed to the elderly is the target of a $2-million lawsuit accusing the company of high-pressure and misleading sales tactics. Life Emergency Response Inc., based in Chatsworth, is named in a suit filed in Sonoma Superior Court by district attorneys in eight counties. State Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren joined the suit.
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