Merle Norflet, as Fiduciary vs John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Summary of Discussion
As fiduciary for her mother Maggie Norflet, plaintiff Merle Norflet brought this suit alleging that defendant John Hancock Life Insurance Company (‘Hancock’) discriminated against African Americans in the sale of life insurance policies, in violation of 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1982.
Plaintiff now moves to certify the following class pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(2), (b)(3), and (c)(4): The Class action suit would include all African American individuals who are purchasers, owners, insured or beneficiaries of industrial weekly life insurance policies or monthly debit policies issued by John Hancock prior to or during 1958.
Case 3:04-cv-01099-JBA Document 149 Filed 09/06/07 P