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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$763,784,628
Number of records: 214
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
consumer-protection-related offenses$24,741,65023
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 .
Sears, Roebuck & Co.product safety violation2008private lawsuit-federal$500,000,000
Sears Roebuckfraud2001USAO$62,600,000
Kmart CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2017DOJ_CIVIL$32,300,000
Sears Group Life Insurancebenefit plan administrator violation2002private lawsuit-federal$28,000,000
Searswage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$17,500,000
Sears Roebuckwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$15,000,000
Sears Roebuck & Cobenefit plan administrator violation2007private lawsuit-federal$14,500,000
Sears Holding Corp.consumer protection violation2011private lawsuit-federal$11,500,000
Kmartenvironmental violation2009CA-MULTI$8,650,000
Sears Roebuckconsumer protection violation2010private lawsuit-federal$8,500,000
Sears, Roebuckemployment discrimination2012private lawsuit-state$8,396,574
Sears Roebuckwage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-state$7,500,000
Sears Roebuck & Co.employment discrimination2010EEOC$6,200,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co.employment discrimination2009EEOC(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $6,200,000
Sears Holdingswage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-federal$5,000,000
Kmartwage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$3,814,000
Sears Holdingswage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-federal$3,200,000
Sears Transition Pay Planbenefit plan administrator violation2012private lawsuit-federal$3,001,100
K-Mart Corporationemployment screening violation2013private lawsuit-federal$3,000,000
Kmartwage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-federal$2,845,224
Kmart CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2013MULTI-AG$2,550,000
Sears Roebuckwage and hour violation2015private lawsuit-federal$1,600,000
Sears, Roebuckemployment discrimination2001private lawsuit-federal$1,559,717
KMART Corp.False Claims Act and related2015DOJ_CIVIL$1,400,000
Sears and Kmartconsumer protection violation2010CA-MULTI$1,100,000
Kmart CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2018NC-AG$932,492
Sears Roebuck and Co.consumer protection violation2004NJ-AG$625,000
Sears Holdingsenvironmental violation2016CA-DTSC$625,000
KMARTaviation safety violation2011FAA$620,000
Sears Holdings Corporationenvironmental violation2008CA-ARB$600,000
Sears Holdingsaviation safety violation2015FAA$533,000
Kmart CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2018USAO$525,000
Searsemployment discrimination2000private lawsuit-federal$519,068
Sears, Roebuck and Co.product safety violation2004CPSC$500,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co.consumer protection violation2001CA-AG$500,000
Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Kmartconsumer protection violation2013FTC$475,000
Kmartwage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$475,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co.consumer protection violation2015CA-FCDA$450,000
Sears Roebuck Companyemployment discrimination2000NY-AG$445,000
Sears Home Improvement Products Inc.environmental violation2016EPA$400,000
Kmartconsumer protection violation2013NJ-AG$302,500
Sears Holdings Management Corporationenvironmental violation2013CA-ARB$285,200
Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc. (Expedited Renvironmental violation2016EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $277,000
Sears Roebuck and Co. and Stepan Company (CAFO)environmental violation2010EPA$272,800
SEARS HOLDINGS MANAGEMENT Caviation safety violation2017FAA$266,000
Searsconsumer protection violation2016CA-OCDA$235,000
K MART CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$211,382
Sears, Roebuck & Co.consumer protection violation2002AZ-AG$200,000
Sears Holding Mangement Corporationenvironmental violation2014CA-DPR$171,834
Sears, Roebuck and Companylabor relations violation2004NLRB$164,785
Sears, Roebuck and Co.consumer protection violation2013NY-AG$150,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co.employment discrimination2003EEOC$125,000
Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc.environmental violation2016EPA$123,000
Kmart Corporationemployment discrimination2010EEOC$120,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co.consumer protection violation2003NY-AG$115,000
Sears, Roebuck and Co.employment discrimination2016OFCCP$107,500
Kmart Corporationconsumer protection violation2018MD-AG$105,500
Kmartenvironmental violation2007EPA$102,422
KMartenvironmental violation2007EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $102,422
Kmart Corporationemployment discrimination2015EEOC$102,048
Sears, Roebuck & Co.employment discrimination2011EEOC$100,000
K-Martconsumer protection violation2017WV-AG$100,000
Sears Roebuck And Coinsurance violation2017WA-INS$100,000
Sears Holdings Corporationinsurance violation2017WA-INS$95,000
SEARS ROEBUCK & CO #2166workplace safety or health violation2011OSHA$73,000
SEARS HOLDING COMPANY, SEARS STORE #1594workplace safety or health violation2005OSHA$70,000
Kmartconsumer protection violation2015NY-AG$64,550
Kmart Corp.employment discrimination2004EEOC$60,000
KMART CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$59,128
KMart Corporationenvironmental violation2005EPA$55,000
Sears Holdings Management Corp.product safety violation2008CPSC$50,000
K-Mart Corporation, Warren Distribution Center No. 8305labor relations violation2004NLRB$50,000
KMART CORPORATIONaviation safety violation2012FAA$50,000
Sears Home improvement Center, Inc.privacy violation2003KS-AG$50,000
Sears Holding Corporationenvironmental violation2014CA-SCAQMD$50,000
K MART CORPORATIONmotor vehicle safety violation2008FMCSA$41,300
K MART CORPORATIONmotor vehicle safety violation2008FMCSA$38,220
KMARTaviation safety violation2011FAA$38,000
Sears Roebuck & conservation violation2012DOE$37,040
Sears, Roebuck and Co.labor relations violation2002NLRB$36,245
K-MART CORPORATIONaviation safety violation2012FAA$35,000
Kmart Corporationenvironmental violation2014CA-ARB$34,000
K Mart Corporationlabor relations violation2001NLRB$33,000
Sears, Roebuck & Co.employment discrimination2010EEOC$30,000
SEARSaviation safety violation2017FAA$30,000
Kmartconsumer protection violation2005NY-NYCDCWP$30,000
SEARS ROEBUCK & COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2000OSHA$30,000
K-MART CORP. STORE #3438workplace safety or health violation2008OSHA$30,000
Kmartenvironmental violation2010EPA$28,812
Sears Holding Management Corporationenvironmental violation2010CA-ARB$28,000
K-Mart Corp.labor relations violation2005NLRB$26,195
Kmart Corporationlabor relations violation2007NLRB$25,000
Kmart Corporationenvironmental violation2006CA-AG$25,000
Sears Holdings Corporationwage and hour violation2006WHD$23,760
SEARSworkplace safety or health violation2008OSHA$23,620
SEARSworkplace safety or health violation2000OSHA$19,500
K MART CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2005OSHA$19,000
SEARS LOGISTICS SERVICES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2007OSHA$18,750
SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO.workplace safety or health violation2006OSHA$18,000
K MART CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2000OSHA$17,550
Kmart Corporationlabor relations violation2003NLRB$17,500
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.