Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Sony
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol SNE)
Headquartered in: 
Japan
Major Industry: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry: 
consumer electronics
Penalty total since 2000: 
$120,492,627
Number of records: 
24
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$80,000,0004
employment-related offenses$29,655,0007
consumer-protection-related offenses$10,750,0007
safety-related offenses$82,6275
environment-related offenses$5,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$70,000,0003
wage and hour violation$29,550,0005
consumer protection violation$10,350,0006
kickbacks and bribery$10,000,0001
telecommunications violation$400,0001
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: 

Bertelsmann Music Group Inc.; BMG Songs, Careers-BMG Music Publishing and BMG Music; COLUMBIA PICTURES IND; EMI MUSIC DISTRIBUTION; EMI Music North America; EMI Music Publishing and EMI Music North America; SONY; Sony BMG; SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS; SONY Music Entertainment and Sony ATV Music Publishing; Sony Music Entertainment Inc.; Sony Music Holdings, Inc.; TRISTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC.

Links: 

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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Bertelsmann Music Group Inc. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 MULTI-AG $27,775,000
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 MULTI-AG $27,225,000
EMI Music Distribution price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 MULTI-AG $15,000,000
Sony BMG Music Entertainment kickbacks and bribery 2005 NY-AG $10,000,000
Sony Computer Entertainment wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $8,500,000
BMG Songs, Careers-BMG Music Publishing and BMG Music wage and hour violation 2004 NY-AG $7,000,000
EMI Music Publishing and EMI Music North America wage and hour violation 2004 NY-AG $7,000,000
SONY Music Entertainment and Sony ATV Music Publishing wage and hour violation 2004 NY-AG $7,000,000
Sony BMG consumer protection violation 2006 MULTI-AG $4,250,000
EMI Music North America consumer protection violation 2006 NY-AG $3,750,000
Sony BMG Music Entertainment consumer protection violation 2008 FTC $1,000,000
SONY BMG Music Entertainment consumer protection violation 2006 CA-AG $750,000
Sony Mobile Communications telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $400,000
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. consumer protection violation 2002 CT-AG $325,000
Sony consumer protection violation 2011 CA-MULTI $275,000
Sony Electronics, Inc. employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $85,000
Sony Pictures Entertainment wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $50,000
TRISTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $26,520
COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $25,680
Sony Music Holdings, Inc. employment discrimination 2010 NJ-AG $20,000
COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $18,215
EMI MUSIC DISTRIBUTION workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $6,225
SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $5,987
SONY ELECTRONICS, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
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