Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Geico
Current Parent Company: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Penalty: 
$6,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
August 24, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
insurance violation
Violation Description: 

Geico agreed to pay $6 million to resolve allegations that its online premium quoting system was discriminatory and misleading to consumers.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Department of Insurance
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Nebraska
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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