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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Microsoft
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol Nasdaq: MSFT)
Headquartered in: Washington
Major Industry: information technology
Specific Industry: software
Penalty total since 2000$1,575,617,696
Number of records: 21
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$1,296,283,9596
employment-related offenses$187,905,8418
consumer-protection-related offenses$53,100,0004
financial offenses$38,327,8963
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$1,270,967,0144
wage and hour violation$104,355,8413
employment discrimination$76,800,0004
investor protection violation$35,000,0001
privacy violation$33,000,0002
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
Microsoft Corporationprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2006private lawsuit-state$1,100,000,000
Microsoftprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2009MS-AG$100,000,000
Microsoftwage and hour violation2001private lawsuit-federal$97,000,000
Microsoftprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2012CA-MULTI$70,000,000
Activision Blizzard, Inc.employment discrimination2023CA-CRD$54,000,000
Activision Blizzard Inc.investor protection violation2023SEC$35,000,000
Microsoftconsumer protection violation2003WV-AG$20,000,000
Microsoftprivacy violation2023FTC$20,000,000
Activision Blizzard, Inc.employment discrimination2022EEOC$18,000,000
Microsoft CorporationForeign Corrupt Practices Act2019SEC$16,565,150
LinkedIn Corporationprivacy violation2016private lawsuit-federal$13,000,000
Microsoft HungaryForeign Corrupt Practices Act2019USAO$8,751,795
LinkedIn Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2023private lawsuit-federal$6,750,000
LinkedIn Corp.wage and hour violation2014WHD$5,855,841
Microsoft Corporationemployment discrimination2020OFCCP$3,000,000
Microsoft Corporationeconomic sanction violation2023OFAC$2,980,265
LinkedIn Corporationemployment discrimination2022OFCCP$1,800,000
Activision Blizzardwage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-state$1,500,000
Microsoftprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2003MA-AG$967,014
Microsoft Corporationeconomic sanction violation2023BIS$347,631
Microsoft Corp.consumer protection violation2002CA-OCDA$100,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.