Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

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publicly traded (ticker symbol BF.B)
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Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$153,3331
safety-related offenses$72,9505
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$153,3331
workplace safety or health violation$58,4503
railroad safety violation$14,5002

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.


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Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Brown-Forman Corporation price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2006 NY-AG $153,333
BROWN FORMAN CORPORATION DBA BROWN FORMAN COOPERAG workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $43,700
BROWN-FORMAN CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,750
Canadian Mist Distillers Ltd. railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,500
Brown-Forman Corporation railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $7,000
BROWN-FORMAN CORPORATION DBA BROWN-FORMAN COOP workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,000
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