Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
Major Industry: 
Specific Industry: 
telecommunications; entertainment
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$50,000,0001
competition-related offenses$40,600,0001
consumer-protection-related offenses$12,000,0001
employment-related offenses$7,000,0001
safety-related offenses$7,6751
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$50,000,0001
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$40,600,0001
consumer protection violation$12,000,0001
wage and hour violation$7,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$7,6751

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.


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
Vivendi Universal, S.A. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2003 SEC $50,000,000
Universal Music Group price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 MULTI-AG $40,600,000
Vivendi Universal consumer protection violation 2006 NY-AG $12,000,000
Universal Music wage and hour violation 2004 NY-AG $7,000,000
VIVENDI UNIVERSAL INTERACTIVE PUBLISHING workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $7,675
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