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April 11 2006
A nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed against the auto insurance company for allegedly discriminating against African Americans by regularly charging them higher insurance premiums than it charges Caucasians with the same driving records. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in Minneapolis. GEICO allegedly uses the occupation and level of education of its policyholders to determine premiums and therefore charges higher costs to those with less education and low qualification jobs. These factors are correlated with race and GEICO did not disclose its use of these factors to the public or to the state insurance commissioners.
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I am a Hispanic female over the standard age of 28 and my premium (no DUI, 1 claim for accident, no tickets, no moving violations) pay more than an individual who is white with 4 DUI's so much so that I know for a fact she had a breathalyzer in her car to start it.
Her premium was lower on a newer leased car than my used sedan.
Please by all means include me in this.
Posted by Tina Killingsworth
I am a current customer and have been for some years with GEICO AUTO INSURANCE. But what I have seen and been through with them is out of line. They have constantly gone up on my insurance and always give me a an excuse. This is the good part, I have been a careful driver with no tickets or accidents never. So I have spoken with other car insurance customers and they've been going through the same situation with GEICO. LOW AND BE HOLD WE OF OTHER RACE TO! I have been a great customer with them and I feel that they've disrespected and walked on great customers with their selfish tactics because I am nieve/ stupid to what the've been doing towards loyal and innocent customers. I hope someone can find the right answers and resoulutions to what has been going on and why. I deserve to be treated better than the color of my skin, my education and job status. Thiis is WRONG!
Posted by Philip Barron
I am a Chiropractor treating patients in a lower economic area and mostly patients of color or hispanic. Geico has systematically put our cases into special investigation (SIU) and harassed my patients by grilling them for hours in examinations under oath (IUO). Refused payments over and over for any reason whatsoever and has filed Federal Civil Suite against me. If there is a class action suite against this company I want in!!!!
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