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 2000 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $25,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $13,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $15,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $21,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $17,215
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $29,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $11,725
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $36,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $8,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $8,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $28,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $93,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $15,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $8,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $8,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $19,225
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $14,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $46,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $15,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $9,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,340
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,820
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,613
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,585
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $29,221
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,520
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,488
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $13,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,445
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $41,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $40,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $25,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,800
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