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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Smith & Nephew
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol LSE: SN)
Headquartered in: United Kingdom
Major Industry: medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry: medical equipment
Penalty total since 2000$95,334,010
Number of records: 8
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
government-contracting-related offenses$37,207,4102
financial offenses$31,500,0002
competition-related offenses$22,200,0002
employment-related offenses$4,420,0001
environment-related offenses$6,6001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$37,207,4102
accounting fraud or deficiencies$31,500,0002
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$22,200,0002
employment discrimination$4,420,0001
environmental violation$6,6001
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
ArthroCare Corporationaccounting fraud or deficiencies2014DOJ_CRIMINAL$30,000,000
Smith & NephewFalse Claims Act and related2007USAO$28,900,000
Smith & Nephew Inc.Foreign Corrupt Practices Act2012DOJ_CRIMINAL$16,800,000
Smith & Nephew Inc.False Claims Act and related2014private lawsuit-federal$8,307,410
Smith & Nephew PLCForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012SEC$5,400,000
Smith & Nephew, Inc.employment discrimination2009private lawsuit-federal$4,420,000
Osiris Therapeuticsaccounting fraud or deficiencies2017SEC$1,500,000
SMITH & NEPHEW INC.environmental violation2001FL-DEP$6,600
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.