Progressive hit with potential class action


Progressive hit with potential class action Progressive Insurance is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of sharing clients’ personal information.

The lawsuit accused Progressive Classic Insurance Co., a progressive subsidiary, and debt-collection agency Kohn Law Firm, of sharing people’s driver’s license numbers in court documents, a violation of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act. The lead plaintiff, Jeffrey George, accused the companies of putting his unredacted driver’s license number on court documents filed with the Eu Claire County, Wisc., Circuit Court in 2014.