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Anti Retro Viral (ARV) drugs. (TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Consumer Watchdog Sues Cigna For Alleged Discrimination Against People With HIV/AIDS

A class-action lawsuit against Cigna claims the company’s new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

04/28/2015

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Phil Matier: Jahi McMath Case Now At Center Of Malpractice Campaign

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital Oakland, has become the centerpiece of a political fundraising effort.

01/08/2014

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

California Driverless Car Law Raises Privacy Concerns

California’s new driverless car legislation is raising a red flag from some consumer groups who are concerned the robo-cars could track a person’s movement and pass them on to advertisers.

09/27/2012

Moffett Field, Mountain View

Questions Arise Over Google’s Use Of Moffett Field In Mountain View

Critics, including a U.S. Senator, have raised concern over Google’s use of Moffett Field near Mountain View, saying the tech company is getting a sweetheart deal from the federal government.

05/17/2012

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Consumer Group Proposes New Approach To Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Non-profit Consumer Watchdog is looking for more transparency in how health insurance companies justify rate hikes and wants to give states rights to approve or reject them.

01/08/2012