Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$521,268,258
Number of records: 
2,771
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$218,809,478127
financial offenses$109,671,6307
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$62,979,1042,536
employment-related offenses$15,324,12248
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$218,809,478127
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.

Associated Names: 

ACME BRICK; ACME BRICK BENNETT PLANT; ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY; AEROCRAFT HEAT TREATING CO INC; AEROSPACE DYNAMICS INTL; AIR IND; AIR IND A PCC; AMARILLO GEAR; ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS; Applied Underwriters; ARCTURUS MFG; BENJAMIN MOORE; BENSON IND; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY; Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company; Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, INC.; BNSF; BNSF SUBURBAN OPERATIONS; BRIDGER COAL; BRIDGER COAL COMPANY _ JIM BRIDGER MINE; BRITTAIN MAC [...]

Links: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.

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.


Individual Penalty Records:

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PacifiCorp energy market violation 2007 FERC $96,500,500
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $90,110,000
General Reinsurance Corporation investor protection violation 2009 OH-AG $72,000,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $60,700,000
Forest River Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $35,000,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway environmental violation 2004 ND-AG $30,250,000
General Reinsurance Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $24,500,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $14,000,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA $13,750,000
General Re Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 SEC $12,200,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $10,810,000
Geico insurance violation 2015 CA-INS $6,000,000
PacifiCorp energy market violation 2011 FERC $3,925,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2020 USAO $3,400,000
GEICO wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-state $3,300,000
Applied Underwriters insurance violation 2019 NY-DFS $3,000,000
Air Industries Corp. False Claims Act and related 2016 USAO $2,700,000
PacifiCorp Energy environmental violation 2014 FWS $2,500,000
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2002 EEOC $2,200,000
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $1,800,000
GEICO wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-federal $1,743,320
McLane Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $1,461,902
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2018 USAO $950,000
CMH Manufacturing employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $930,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investor protection violation 2014 DOJ_ANTITRUST $896,000
BNSF Railway Company employment discrimination 2007 EEOC $800,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company workplace whistleblower retaliation 2020 OSHA $696,173
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
Titanium Metals Corp. environmental violation 2016 EPA $500,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION environmental violation 2000 EPA $430,000
The Medical Protective Co. insurance violation 2011 FL-OFR $403,000
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS, HUNTINGTON environmental violation 2010 EPA $305,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2011 OSHA $300,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA (*) $300,000
NETJETS AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2018 FAA $280,000
PacificCorp energy market violation 2012 FERC $265,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2012 EPA $258,176
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 EPA $225,400
McLane Food Service labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $225,000
Titanium Metals Corporation d/b/a TIMET employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $217,500
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $205,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $196,000
Future Metals Inc. export control violation 2003 BIS $180,000
GEICO insurance violation 2010 CT-INS $177,500
NOVEON KALAMA environmental violation 2006 EPA $169,995
GEICO insurance violation 2018 RI-FIN $161,813
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION environmental violation 2013 EPA $160,000
PCC Structurals, Inc. formerly named Precision Castparts labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $156,500
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $145,600
SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $145,300
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2005 EPA $145,000
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT 482010010900171 environmental violation 2010 EPA $143,460
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2014 CA-LACA $140,000
CALEDONIAN ALLOYS, INC. ** INACTIVE ** environmental violation 2010 EPA $139,583
CALEDONIAN ALLOYS, INC. ** INACTIVE ** environmental violation 2010 EPA $139,583
Forest River, Inc. environmental violation 2015 EPA $130,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $123,950
MidAmerican Energy Company wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $121,391
GEICO Inc. insurance violation 2006 WA-INS $120,000
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC 211110008200043 environmental violation 2007 EPA $110,700
McLane/Midwest, Inc. employment screening violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $105,100
Union Tank Car Company labor relations violation 2019 NLRB $100,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2011 WA-INS $100,000
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Co. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $93,500
CARLTON FORGE WORKS 06037CJ49100010 environmental violation 2001 EPA $92,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $91,750
LUBRIZOL BAYPORT PLANT environmental violation 2015 EPA $88,977
Sierra Pacific Power Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $88,544
WYMAN GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS environmental violation 2002 EPA $88,312
PCC Specialty Products, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $85,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $85,000
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $85,000
PACIFICORP - GADSBY 490350006800052 environmental violation 2001 EPA $83,700
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2016 NY-DFS $81,000
McLane Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $80,290
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $80,000
Geico Indemnity Company insurance violation 2016 NY-DFS $80,000
PCC ROLLMET, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $78,465
Marmon Utility LLC environmental violation 2019 EPA $75,000
CALENERGY REIGION 1 environmental violation 2011 EPA $72,000
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $71,250
Marmon/Keystone Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $70,000
Lubrizol, Inc. at the Noveon Kalama pPant labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $70,000
Noveon Kalama, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $70,000
Geico General Insurance Company insurance violation 2016 NY-DFS $70,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $70,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $70,000
TITANIUM METALS CORP OF AMERICA workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $67,500
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $66,425
GEICO SECURE INSURANCE CO. insurance violation 2018 VA-INS $64,604
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $64,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $63,525
JOHNS MANVILLE, INC environmental violation 2009 EPA $63,500
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT 482010010900333 environmental violation 2013 EPA $61,796
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $61,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $60,250
JIM BRIDGER PLANT (PACIFICORP) environmental violation 2009 EPA $60,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $60,000
Precision Castparts Corp. telecommunications violation 2016 FCC $60,000
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