Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Arbitron Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Nielsen Holdings
Penalty: 
$650,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
March 26, 2012
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General announced a settlement with Arbitron Inc., the nation's dominant provider of radio audience ratings, over allegations that the method it used to collect ratings information discriminated against radio stations with predominantly African-American and Latino audiences.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
business services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
media audience measurement
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Parent company note: 
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