Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
H&R Block
Current Parent Company: 
H&R Block
Penalty: 
$3,300,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
April 24, 2003
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

H&R Block agreed to settle multistate litigation by providing $1 million to customers who paid for its Peace of Mind guarantee wihtout being told it was optional. It also agreed to pay $2.3 million to the states.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Missouri
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
tax preparation services
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Parent company note: 
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