Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

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: 
$537,018,993
Number of records: 
2,945
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$225,255,933177
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,767,2552,648
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$225,255,933177
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: 

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

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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $5,625
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $16,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $10,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $18,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,650
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $21,000
BNSF SUBURBAN OPERATIONS railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
Burlington Northern Materials Department railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,275
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,035
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,840
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,275
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $16,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $20,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $20,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,480
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,925
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,675
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $10,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $13,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $14,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $15,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $15,158
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $17,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $19,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $26,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $14,472
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,240
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,720
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