Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mercury Insurance Company
Current Parent Company: 
Mercury General Corporation
Penalty: 
$1,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 10, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
insurance violation
Violation Description: 

The California Department of Insurance announced that Mercury agreed to pay $1 million after the department alleged that it violated California law more than 350,000 times based on more than 50 illegal rating and underwriting practices.

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: 
California
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.