Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Sears
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol SHLD)
Headquartered in: 
Illinois
Major Industry: 
retail-department stores
Specific Industry: 
retailing
Penalty total since 2000: 
$242,472,132
Number of records: 
188
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$124,388,12052
competition-related offenses$62,600,0001
government-contracting-related offenses$37,707,4925
environment-related offenses$9,709,07413
consumer-protection-related offenses$4,741,65021
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
fraud$62,600,0001
wage and hour violation$57,007,48417
benefit plan administrator violation$45,501,1003
False Claims Act and related$37,707,4925
employment discrimination$18,430,45114
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.

Associated Names: 

INNOVEL SOLUTIONS, INC.; K MART 4240; K MART 4332; K MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER; K MART STORE 3438; K MART STORE 9704; K MART WARREN DISTRIBUTION CENTER NO 8305; K MART WAYNESBORO; KMART; KMART DISTRIBUTION CENTER; KMART HOLDING; KMART LP OF PA MORRISVILLE DISTRIBUTION CENTER; KMART RDC 8290; KMART STORE 7413; KMART STORE 7625; KMART STORE 9373; KMART STORE 9692; KMART STORES DISTRIBUTION CENTER 8272; KMART WARREN DISTRIBUTION CENTER; SEARS; Sears and Kmart; SEARS APPLIANCE OUTLET; SEARS AUTO CENT [...]

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


Individual Penalty Records:

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Sears Roebuck fraud 2001 USAO $62,600,000
Kmart Corporation False Claims Act and related 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $32,300,000
Sears Group Life Insurance benefit plan administrator violation 2002 private lawsuit-federal $28,000,000
Sears wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $17,500,000
Sears Roebuck wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $15,000,000
Sears Roebuck & Co benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $14,500,000
Kmart environmental violation 2009 CA-MULTI $8,650,000
Sears, Roebuck employment discrimination 2012 private lawsuit-state $8,396,574
Sears Roebuck wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-state $7,500,000
Sears Roebuck & Co. employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $6,200,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co. employment discrimination 2009 EEOC (*) $6,200,000
Sears Holdings wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Kmart wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $3,814,000
Sears Holdings wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $3,200,000
Sears Transition Pay Plan benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $3,001,100
K-Mart Corporation employment screening violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
Kmart wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $2,845,224
Kmart Corporation False Claims Act and related 2013 MULTI-AG $2,550,000
Sears Roebuck wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $1,600,000
Sears, Roebuck employment discrimination 2001 private lawsuit-federal $1,559,717
KMART Corp. False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $1,400,000
Sears and Kmart consumer protection violation 2010 CA-MULTI $1,100,000
Kmart Corporation False Claims Act and related 2018 NC-AG $932,492
Sears, Roebuck employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-federal $665,544
Sears Roebuck and Co. consumer protection violation 2004 NJ-AG $625,000
KMART aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $620,000
Sears Holdings aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $533,000
Kmart Corporation False Claims Act and related 2018 USAO $525,000
Sears employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-federal $519,068
Sears, Roebuck and Co. product safety violation 2004 CPSC $500,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co. consumer protection violation 2001 CA-AG $500,000
Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Kmart consumer protection violation 2013 FTC $475,000
Kmart wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $475,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co. consumer protection violation 2015 CA-FCDA $450,000
Sears Roebuck Company employment discrimination 2000 NY-AG $445,000
Sears Home Improvement Products Inc. environmental violation 2016 EPA $400,000
Kmart consumer protection violation 2013 NJ-AG $302,500
Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc. (Expedited R environmental violation 2016 EPA (*) $277,000
Sears Roebuck and Co. and Stepan Company (CAFO) environmental violation 2010 EPA $272,800
SEARS HOLDINGS MANAGEMENT C aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $266,000
Sears consumer protection violation 2016 CA-OCDA $235,000
K MART CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $211,382
Sears, Roebuck & Co. consumer protection violation 2002 AZ-AG $200,000
Sears, Roebuck and Company labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $164,785
Sears, Roebuck and Co. consumer protection violation 2013 NY-AG $150,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co. employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $125,000
Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc. environmental violation 2016 EPA $123,000
Kmart Corporation employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $120,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co. consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $115,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co. employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $107,500
Kmart Corporation consumer protection violation 2018 MD-AG $105,500
Kmart environmental violation 2007 EPA $102,422
KMart environmental violation 2007 EPA (*) $102,422
Kmart Corporation employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $102,048
Sears, Roebuck & Co. employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $100,000
K-Mart consumer protection violation 2017 WV-AG $100,000
Sears Roebuck And Co insurance violation 2017 WA-INS $100,000
Sears Holdings Corporation insurance violation 2017 WA-INS $95,000
SEARS ROEBUCK & CO #2166 workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $73,000
Kmart consumer protection violation 2015 NY-AG $64,550
Kmart Corp. employment discrimination 2004 EEOC $60,000
KMART CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $59,128
KMart Corporation environmental violation 2005 EPA $55,000
Sears Holdings Management Corp. product safety violation 2008 CPSC $50,000
K-Mart Corporation, Warren Distribution Center No. 8305 labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $50,000
KMART CORPORATION aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $50,000
Sears Home improvement Center, Inc. privacy violation 2003 KS-AG $50,000
K MART CORPORATION motor vehicle safety violation 2008 FMCSA $41,300
K MART CORPORATION motor vehicle safety violation 2008 FMCSA $38,220
KMART aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $38,000
Sears Roebuck & Co. energy conservation violation 2012 DOE $37,040
Sears, Roebuck and Co. labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $36,245
K-MART CORPORATION aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $35,000
K Mart Corporation labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $33,000
Sears, Roebuck & Co. employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $30,000
SEARS aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $30,000
Kmart consumer protection violation 2005 NY-NYCDCWP $30,000
SEARS ROEBUCK & COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $30,000
K-MART CORP. STORE #3438 workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $30,000
INNOVEL SOLUTIONS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $29,794
Kmart environmental violation 2010 EPA $28,812
K-Mart Corp. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $26,195
Kmart Corporation labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $25,000
Kmart Corporation environmental violation 2006 CA-AG $25,000
Sears Holdings Corporation wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $23,760
SEARS workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $23,620
SEARS workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $19,500
K MART CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $19,000
SEARS LOGISTICS SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $18,750
SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $18,000
K MART CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $17,550
Kmart Corporation labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $17,500
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $17,500
SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $17,463
Sears Roebuck and Co. labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $17,000
KMART CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $15,850
KMart Corp. consumer protection violation 2015 CT-BKG $15,100
Sears, Roebuck and Co. insurance violation 2005 WI-INS $15,000
SEARS HOLDING COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $15,000
SEARS AUTO CENTER workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $15,000
KMART CORPORATION, WARREN DISTRIBUTION CENTER labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $14,832
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