Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Current Parent Company: 
Manulife Financial
Penalty: 
$24,400,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 21, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

allegations that the company sold lower-grade policies to African-Americans prior to 1959

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
District of Connecticut
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
3:04-cv-1099
Case Name: 
Norflet vs. John Hancock Financial Svc, Inc.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Canada
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.