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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Graham Holdings
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol GHC)
Headquartered in: District of Columbia
Major Industry: media
Specific Industry: media; educational services
Penalty total since 2000$21,455,981
Number of records: 7
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$14,375,0002
competition-related offenses$4,750,0001
government-contracting-related offenses$1,300,0001
employment-related offenses$1,025,2812
financial offenses$5,7001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$14,375,0002
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$4,750,0001
False Claims Act and related$1,300,0001
wage and hour violation$1,025,2812
tax violations$5,7001
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 .
Kaplan Inc.consumer protection violation2007private lawsuit-federal$13,000,000
Kaplan Inc.price-fixing or anti-competitive practices2013private lawsuit-federal$4,750,000
Kaplan Higher Education, LLCconsumer protection violation2015MA-AG$1,375,000
Kaplan Higher EducationFalse Claims Act and related2015USAO$1,300,000
Kaplan Inc.wage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$1,000,000
Kaplan Incwage and hour violation2007WHD$25,281
Kaplan K12 Learning Services, LLCtax violations2015CT-AG$5,700
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.