SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County Superior Court judge has rejected a lawsuit by supporters of an auto insurance initiative who argued that voter-guide statements about Proposition 33 were inaccurate.
The November ballot initiative would allow insurance companies to raise rates for drivers who have had a break in insurance coverage but also allow motorists to continue receiving loyalty discounts if they change insurers. It is backed financially by Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph.
Consumer Watchdog, which opposes the measure, says Judge Timothy Frawley on Thursday rejected supporters' arguments, siding with the attorney general's ballot title. It says Proposition 33 "changes law to allow auto insurance companies to set prices based on a driver's history of insurance coverage."
Frawley also upheld opponents' ballot arguments against Proposition 33, saying he didn't find them false.