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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Sears
Ownership Structure: privately held
Headquartered in: Illinois
Major Industry: retailing
Specific Industry: retail-department stores
Penalty total since 2000$743,784,628
Number of records: 212
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$503,411,727104
employment-related offenses$123,722,57651
competition-related offenses$62,600,0001
government-contracting-related offenses$37,707,4925
environment-related offenses$11,601,18330
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
product safety violation$500,550,0003
wage and hour violation$57,007,48417
benefit plan administrator violation$45,501,1003
False Claims Act and related$37,707,4925
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 TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon .
KMART 9503environmental violation2015KY-ENV$5,000
Sears Roebuck & Co Unit #1209environmental violation2018CA-SCAQMD$5,000
KMART CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2000OSHA$5,000
SEARS HOLDING, INC.workplace safety or health violation2005OSHA$5,000
SEARS APPLIANCE OUTLETworkplace safety or health violation2007OSHA$5,000
SEARS PRODUCT SERVICE DBA SEARS MARKETING CENTERworkplace safety or health violation2008OSHA$5,000
SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO.workplace safety or health violation2009OSHA$5,000
SEARS ROEBUCK AND COworkplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$5,000
SEARS OUTLET #4124workplace safety or health violation2014OSHA$5,000
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$5,000
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$5,000
K-Mart Distribution Centerenvironmental violation2003EPA$5,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.