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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: AT&T
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol T)
Headquartered in: Texas
Major Industry: telecommunications
Specific Industry: telecommunications
Penalty total since 2000$1,223,352,122
Number of records: 320
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$736,230,27685
employment-related offenses$309,194,915136
environment-related offenses$96,424,62429
competition-related offenses$52,150,0004
government-contracting-related offenses$18,240,8465
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$347,355,31027
consumer protection violation$327,077,96648
benefit plan administrator violation$148,675,0004
wage and hour violation$140,931,75443
environmental violation$55,399,30614
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 totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual 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. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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

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CompanyPrimary Offense Type sort iconYearAgencyPenalty Amount
AT&T Inc.consumer protection violation2013private lawsuit-federal$5,500,000
AT&T Mobility LLCconsumer protection violation2022private lawsuit-federal$14,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLCconsumer protection violation2021private lawsuit-federal$12,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLCconsumer protection violation2010private lawsuit-federal$18,000,000
DirecTVconsumer protection violation2023private lawsuit-federal$9,400,000
AT&T, Inc.consumer protection violation2023MD-AG$1,625,000
Cricket Wireless, LLCconsumer protection violation2023MD-AG$1,625,000
AT&T Mobility, LLC and Cricket Wirelessconsumer protection violation2024MULTI-AG$2,044,827
AT&T Inc.civil contempt2009DOJ_CIVIL$2,000,000
SBC Communicationsbenefit plan administrator violation2002private lawsuit-federal$10,000,000
AT&T Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2005private lawsuit-federal$29,000,000
SBC Pension Benefit Plan-Nonbargained Programbenefit plan administrator violation2008private lawsuit-federal$16,000,000
Bellsouth Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2006private lawsuit-federal$93,675,000
AT&Tair pollution violation2006CA-ARB$161,750
Bellsouth Telecommunicationsair pollution violation2006GA-ENV$15,000
New Cingular Wireless Pcs and AT&T Mobilair pollution violation2016CA-SCAQMD$97,500
DirecTVair pollution violation2016CA-SCAQMD$17,500
New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLCair pollution violation2014CA-SCAQMD$5,000
DirecTVair pollution violation2005CA-SCAQMD$10,000
Pacific Bellair pollution violation2002CA-SCAQMD$10,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.