Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Metropolitan Life Insurance
Current Parent Company: 
MetLife
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
April 28, 2008
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Metropolitan Life Insurance, Prudential Insurance Co. and Unum Insurance Co. agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million in settlement of allegations by three California District Attorneys that they paid illegal rebates to a brokerage firm to obtain business.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance
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Parent company note: 
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