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November 21, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harvey Rosenfield, head of Voter Revolt and the author of Proposition 103, the insurance reform initiative, says he plans to form a public interest law firm to go after insurance companies who have treated consumers unfairly. "For the last three years, we've been contacted by thousands of people, complaining about the companies," Rosenfield said.
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April 26, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Voter Revolt Appeals Prop. 103 Ruling: Voter Revolt, the organization that spearheaded the Proposition 103 insurance rollback initiative, asked the California Supreme Court to reverse a Los Angeles Superior Court ruling that struck down Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi's plan for implementing the 1988 initiative. In her Feb. 26 ruling, Superior Court Judge Dzintra I.
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NEWS
January 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Harvey Rosenfield's Voter Revolt organization and the Assn. of California Insurance Companies, the industry's leading lobby in the state, disclosed conflicting poll results on public sentiment toward Rosenfield's proposed initiative for state-run auto insurance. Rosenfield said his poll showed 54.4% of those surveyed support the state company, 20.7% against and the rest undecided.
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harvey Rosenfield, head of Voter Revolt and the author of Proposition 103, the insurance reform initiative, says he plans to form a public interest law firm to go after insurance companies who have treated consumers unfairly. "For the last three years, we've been contacted by thousands of people, complaining about the companies," Rosenfield said.
NEWS
August 9, 1989
Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp, expressing concern that Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie is not moving in many cases to compel insurance companies to give rate rollbacks under Proposition 103, on Tuesday said he has filed petitions with her demanding rollback hearings for 284 of the 445 companies that are seeking exemptions. Van de Kamp said that generally he is asking hearings for any company doing more than $20 million in business annually in California.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Voter Revolt Appeals Prop. 103 Ruling: Voter Revolt, the organization that spearheaded the Proposition 103 insurance rollback initiative, asked the California Supreme Court to reverse a Los Angeles Superior Court ruling that struck down Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi's plan for implementing the 1988 initiative. In her Feb. 26 ruling, Superior Court Judge Dzintra I.
NEWS
July 27, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
About 73,000 donors, each giving less than $100, made up nearly three-quarters of the $890,262 collected through July 15 by the Voter Revolt organization, sponsor of the insurance initiative backed by Ralph Nader, according to contribution reports filed Tuesday. The small gifts to Proposition 103 totaled $647,751 of the $679,411 given directly to the campaign in contributions. Another $210,851 came in loans, some from philanthropists and some from the campaign's consultant, Bill Zimmerman.
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The chairman of the Proposition 103 campaign, Harvey Rosenfield, announced Thursday that his Voter Revolt organization is launching a statewide drive to put pressure on Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie to order immediate rate rollbacks as called for in the measure. Rosenfield accused Gillespie of "refusing to act" to dismiss what he termed "bogus" insurance company filings for exemptions from the rollbacks. He said that 1.
NEWS
March 4, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
State Board of Equalization member Conway Collis and consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield will announce on Monday formation of a citizen support commission for Proposition 103, the successful Nov. 8 ballot insurance measure sponsored by Rosenfield's Voter Revolt group. The move suggests that Collis has the inside track on getting Voter Revolt's endorsement if he decides to run for state insurance commissioner in 1990.
NEWS
October 14, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A panel of experts began work Friday drawing up an official interpretation of Proposition 103 as it relates to new methods of pricing auto insurance. The panel--composed of a leading insurance industry actuary, the head of the National Insurance Consumer Organization and the chief deputy state insurance commissioner--was formed as a result of negotiations involving representatives of Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie, the big insurance companies and leading consumer organizations.
NEWS
April 13, 1990
24 days left to register to vote before the May 7 deadline. 53 days left until the June 5 primary election. Gender: Now that a woman stands in serious contention for the governorship of California, the buzz is all about gender and Dianne Feinstein and women in politics. Consider this one: Robert Shrum is the political TV advertising consultant who just lost a brutal primary runoff campaign in Texas--Shrum working for the losing man, Jim Mattox, and against the winning woman, Ann Richards.
NEWS
March 13, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Maybe Conway Collis never heard the old wheeze about paddling one's political boat a little on the left and then a little on the right to keep it centered in turbulent waters. And don't tell him about getting from Point A to Point B by some silly straight line.
NEWS
February 28, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sponsors of Proposition 103 asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to take immediate jurisdiction over 14 lawsuits and resolve a tangle of issues that threaten long delays in implementing the measure's auto insurance reforms. Lawyers for Voter Revolt filed a petition asking the high court to take the unusual step of direct intervention to thwart what they said is an attempt by the insurance industry to use the courts to defeat the aims of the 1988 rate-cutting initiative.
NEWS
January 22, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a Voter Revolt motion, backed by lawyers for Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie, that all cases involving Proposition 103, the landmark insurance initiative, be consolidated in one court. Currently, different actions are proceeding in courts in several cities. Judge Richard Park said it is up to the state Judicial Council to decide which court will now be assigned the dozen pending cases.
NEWS
January 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Harvey Rosenfield's Voter Revolt organization and the Assn. of California Insurance Companies, the industry's leading lobby in the state, disclosed conflicting poll results on public sentiment toward Rosenfield's proposed initiative for state-run auto insurance. Rosenfield said his poll showed 54.4% of those surveyed support the state company, 20.7% against and the rest undecided.
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie scheduled to announce next Tuesday her decision on how to alter the pricing of auto insurance in accord with Proposition 103, the measure's author and a coalition of 20 minority, consumer and low-income groups joined Thursday in proposing their own pricing plan. In rough terms, the plan endorsed by Voter Revolt's Harvey Rosenfield would tend to narrow price distinctions that now exist between central cities and suburban areas.
NEWS
March 13, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Maybe Conway Collis never heard the old wheeze about paddling one's political boat a little on the left and then a little on the right to keep it centered in turbulent waters. And don't tell him about getting from Point A to Point B by some silly straight line.
NEWS
February 28, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sponsors of Proposition 103 asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to take immediate jurisdiction over 14 lawsuits and resolve a tangle of issues that threaten long delays in implementing the measure's auto insurance reforms. Lawyers for Voter Revolt filed a petition asking the high court to take the unusual step of direct intervention to thwart what they said is an attempt by the insurance industry to use the courts to defeat the aims of the 1988 rate-cutting initiative.
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