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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BRK.B)
Headquartered in: Nebraska
Major Industry: diversified
Specific Industry: diversified
Penalty total since 2000$545,401,353
Number of records: 3,015
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$235,444,555229
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$64,585,9332,666
employment-related offenses$16,345,59248
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$235,444,555229
energy market violation$100,690,5003
investor protection violation$72,896,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$36,700,0002
motor vehicle safety violation$35,051,7924
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.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
PacifiCorpenergy market violation2007FERC$96,500,500
Nevada Power Companyenvironmental violation2007EPA$90,110,000
General Reinsurance Corporationinvestor protection violation2009OH-AG$72,000,000
Nevada Power Companyenvironmental violation2007EPA$60,700,000
Forest River Inc.motor vehicle safety violation2015NHTSA$35,000,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railwayenvironmental violation2004ND-AG$30,250,000
General Reinsurance Corporationaccounting fraud or deficiencies2010DOJ_CRIMINAL$24,500,000
Titanium Metals Corporationenvironmental violation2014EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $14,000,000
Titanium Metals Corporationenvironmental violation2014EPA$13,750,000
General Re Corporationaccounting fraud or deficiencies2010SEC$12,200,000
Nevada Power Companyenvironmental violation2007EPA$10,810,000
Geicoinsurance violation2015CA-INS$6,000,000
PacifiCorpenvironmental violation2008private lawsuit-state$4,966,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.economic sanction violation2020OFAC$4,144,651
PacifiCorpenergy market violation2011FERC$3,925,000
PacifiCorpenvironmental violation2020USAO$3,400,000
GEICOwage and hour violation2004private lawsuit-state$3,300,000
GEICO County Mutual Insurance Company et al.insurance violation2020TX-INS$3,000,000
Air Industries Corp.False Claims Act and related2016USAO$2,700,000
PacifiCorp Energyenvironmental violation2014FWS$2,500,000
MARMON UTILITY LLCenvironmental violation2021USAO$2,400,000
Marmon Utility, LLCenvironmental violation2022EPA$2,400,000
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Companyemployment discrimination2002EEOC$2,200,000
Ingersoll Milling Machine Companyemployment discrimination2001EEOC$1,800,000
GEICOwage and hour violation2004private lawsuit-federal$1,743,320
BNSF Railway Corporationenvironmental violation2021EPA$1,513,750
BNSF Railway Companyenvironmental violation2021EPA$1,513,750
McLane Company, Inc.wage and hour violation2007WHD$1,461,902
BNSF Railway Companyenvironmental violation2018USAO$950,000
CMH Manufacturingemployment discrimination2009private lawsuit-federal$930,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.investor protection violation2014DOJ_ANTITRUST$896,000
BNSF Railway Companyemployment discrimination2007EEOC$800,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Companyworkplace whistleblower retaliation2020OSHA$696,173
TTI, Inc.employment discrimination2020OFCCP$650,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANYenvironmental violation2016EPA$600,000
Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energyutility safety violation2018NV-PUC$500,000
Titanium Metals Corp.environmental violation2016EPA$500,000
Wellfleet New York Insurance Companyinsurance violation2021NY-DFS$432,326
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATIONenvironmental violation2000EPA$430,000
The Medical Protective Co.insurance violation2011FL-OFR$403,000
Carlton Forge Worksenvironmental violation2015CA-SCAQMD$342,500
Forest River, Inc.environmental violation2005CA-ARB$333,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.workplace whistleblower retaliation2011OSHA$300,000
Nevada Power Companyenvironmental violation2007EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $300,000
BNSF Railway Co.workplace whistleblower retaliation2021OSHA$290,000
NETJETS AVIATION INCaviation safety violation2018FAA$280,000
PacificCorpenergy market violation2012FERC$265,000
Titanium Metals Corporationenvironmental violation2012EPA$258,176
The Lubrizol Corporationenvironmental violation2013EPA$225,400
McLane Food Servicelabor relations violation2010NLRB$225,000
Titanium Metals Corporation d/b/a TIMETemployment discrimination2003EEOC$217,500
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS COenvironmental violation2006PHMSA$205,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANYrailroad safety violation2017FRA$196,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Co.insurance violation2021TX-INS$188,000
DOMINION TRANSMISSION INCenvironmental violation2010PHMSA$182,500
Future Metals Inc.export control violation2003BIS$180,000
GEICOinsurance violation2010CT-INS$177,500
NOVEON KALAMAenvironmental violation2006EPA$169,995
GEICOinsurance violation2018RI-FIN$161,813
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATIONenvironmental violation2013EPA$160,000
PCC Structurals, Inc. formerly named Precision Castpartslabor relations violation2001NLRB$156,500
WYMAN GORDON COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$145,600
SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLCenvironmental violation2010EPA$145,300
JOHNS MANVILLEenvironmental violation2009IL-ENV$145,000
Johns Manvilleenvironmental violation2005IL-ENV$145,000
The Lubrizol Corporationenvironmental violation2010TX-ENV$143,460
BNSF Railwayenvironmental violation2014CA-LACA$140,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Companyenvironmental violation2021EPA$140,000
BNSF - Wendoverenvironmental violation2021EPA$140,000
Caledonian Alloys, Inc.environmental violation2010NC-ENV$139,583
Carlton Forge Worksenvironmental violation2016CA-ARB$130,000
Forest River, Inc.environmental violation2015EPA$130,000
Klune Industries Inc.environmental violation2005CA-SCAQMD$127,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANYrailroad safety violation2009FRA$123,950
MidAmerican Energy Companywage and hour violation2013WHD$121,391
GEICO Inc.insurance violation2006WA-INS$120,000
Air Industries Companyemployment discrimination2020OFCCP$117,147
PCC Airfoils, Inc.environmental violation2002OH-ENV$111,000
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.environmental violation2007KY-LMAPCD$110,700
McLane/Midwest, Inc.employment screening violation2015private lawsuit-federal$105,100
Union Tank Car Companylabor relations violation2019NLRB$100,000
Government Employees Insurance Companyinsurance violation2011WA-INS$100,000
Wyman-Gordon Investment Castings, Inc.environmental violation2002CT-ENV$100,000
DOMINION TRANSMISSION, INC.environmental violation2016EPA$98,000
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Companyemployment discrimination2010EEOC$95,000
BNSF Railway Co.employment discrimination2016EEOC$95,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroadenvironmental violation2017CA-ARB$95,000
BNSF Railway Companyrailroad safety violation2002FRA$93,500
Carlton Forge Worksenvironmental violation2001CA-SCAQMD$92,000
BNSF Railway Companyrailroad safety violation2012FRA$91,750
DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC.environmental violation2018WV-ENV$90,000
Sierra Pacific Power Company, Inc.wage and hour violation2007WHD$88,544
WYMAN GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGSenvironmental violation2002EPA$88,312
BNSF Dilworth Yardenvironmental violation2006MN-ENV$87,175
BNSF Railwayenvironmental violation2006CA-ARB$87,000
BNSFenvironmental violation2015WA-ENV$86,000
PCC Specialty Products, Inc.labor relations violation2003NLRB$85,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANYrailroad safety violation2017FRA$85,000
WYMAN-GORDON CO.workplace safety or health violation2003OSHA$85,000
DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC.environmental violation2015WV-ENV$84,000
Benjamin Moore & Companyenvironmental violation2019CA-ARB$82,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.