Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$385,832,967
Number of records: 
2,203
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$182,258,09257
energy market violation$100,690,5003
accounting fraud or deficiencies$36,700,0002
motor vehicle safety violation$35,051,7924
railroad safety violation$19,895,3741,838
workplace safety or health violation$3,699,051254
employment discrimination$3,271,4806
wage and hour violation$1,860,51112
labor relations violation$906,68216
premerger notification violation$896,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

ACME BRICK; ACME BRICK BENNET PLANT; AEROSPACE DYNAMICS INTL; AIR IND; AIR IND A PCC; ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS; ARCTURUS MFG; BENJAMIN MOORE; BENJAMIN MOORE UNPERMITTED; BENSON IND; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY; BNSF; BNSF RAILWAY DOWNSTREAM; BNSF RAILWAY MINNEAPOLIS; BNSF SUBURBAN OPERATIONS; BRIDGER COAL; BRITTAIN MACHINE; BUFFALO NEWS; BURLINGTON NORTHERN AND SANTA FE RAILWAY; BURLINGTON NORTHERN AND SANTAFE; BURLINGTON NORTHERN MATERIALS DEPARTMENT; BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY; BUSHWICK METAL [...]

Links: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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PacifiCorp energy market violation 2007 FERC $96,500,500
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $90,110,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $60,700,000
Forest River Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $35,000,000
General Reinsurance Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $24,500,000
Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) - RCRA HW & TSCA PCB environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $14,000,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA $13,750,000
General Re Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 SEC $12,200,000
Nevada Power Company (Reid Gardner) environmental violation 2007 EPA $10,810,000
PacifiCorp energy market violation 2011 FERC $3,925,000
PacifiCorp Energy environmental violation 2014 FWS $2,500,000
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2002 EEOC $2,200,000
McLane Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $1,461,902
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. premerger notification violation 2014 DOJ_ANTITRUST $896,000
BNSF Railway Company employment discrimination 2007 EEOC $800,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) environmental violation 2016 EPA $500,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION environmental violation 2000 EPA $430,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2011 OSHA $300,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $300,000
PacificCorp energy market violation 2012 FERC $265,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2012 EPA $258,176
Lubrizol Corporation (Bayport Plant) environmental violation 2013 EPA $225,400
McLane Food Service labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $225,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $205,000
Future Metals Inc. export control violation 2003 BIS $180,000
NOVEON KALAMA, INC environmental violation 2006 EPA $169,995
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION (THISTLE PROCESSING) environmental violation 2013 EPA $160,000
PCC Structurals, Inc. formerly named Precision Castparts labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $156,500
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $145,600
SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $145,300
JOHNS MANVILLE (Permit IL0069809) Consent Decree environmental violation 2005 EPA $145,000
CALEDONIAN ALLOYS, INC. environmental violation 2010 EPA $139,583
Forest River environmental violation 2015 EPA $130,000
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $126,749
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $123,950
MidAmerican Energy Company wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $121,391
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Co. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $93,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $91,750
Sierra Pacific Power Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $88,544
WYMAN GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS environmental violation 2002 EPA $88,312
PCC Specialty Products, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $85,000
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $85,000
McLane Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $80,290
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $80,000
MCLANE/SUNEAST INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $76,625
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $71,250
Marmon/Keystone Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $70,000
Lubrizol, Inc. at the Noveon Kalama pPant labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $70,000
Noveon Kalama, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $70,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $70,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $70,000
TITANIUM METALS CORP OF AMERICA workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $67,500
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $66,425
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $64,000
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $61,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $60,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $60,000
Precision Castparts Corp. telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $60,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $58,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $58,625
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $57,943
MCLANE/SUNEAST INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $55,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $55,000
Johns-Manville labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $55,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $54,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $54,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $54,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $53,600
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $51,443
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $50,250
Titanium Metals Corporation labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $50,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $50,000
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $49,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $48,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $48,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $48,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $48,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $47,750
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2014 EPA $47,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $46,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $46,200
PCC STRUCTURALS - GROTON workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $46,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $45,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $44,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $43,000
NEVADA POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $42,000
NetJets Services Inc. employment discrimination 2016 DOJ_RIGHTS $41,480
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY environmental violation 2017 EPA $41,366
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $41,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $41,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $40,365
McLane Foodservice, Inc. employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $40,000
Wells Lamont, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $40,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $40,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $39,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $39,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2012 EPA $37,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2012 EPA $37,500
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