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: 
$529,112,096
Number of records: 
2,842
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$220,027,093169
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,339,7022,564
employment-related offenses$14,445,09647
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$220,027,093169
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.

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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
MCLANE COMPANY INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,260
CERRO FLOW PRODUCTS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $59,040
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,072
JOHNS MANVILLE (INC.) workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,084
H. H. BROWN SHOE COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $6,800
PACIFICORP workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,853
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,260
JOHNS MANVILLE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,184
MCLANE MIDWEST, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $19,855
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,835
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $6,554
NV ENERGY, INC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $5,636
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $20,009
PACIFICORP workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $14,528
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,771
MCLANE SUNEAST ,INC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $18,100
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $21,205
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,096
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $101,000
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP INC workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $6,600
WYMAN-GORDON INV CASTINGS INC DBA PCC STRUCTURALS workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS INC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $7,000
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,150
UTLX MANUFACTURING, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,096
LUBRIZOL CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $13,494
PRECISION CASTPARTS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $25,300
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $23,295
MCLANE COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,000
MCWILLIAMS FORGE CO., INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $10,608
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,685
MCLANE COMPANY INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,391
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,417
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,387
JORDAN'S FURNITURE workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,338
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $19,918
UTLX workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,355
PCC ROLLMET INC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,150
KLUNE INDUSTRIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,000
GREENVILLE METALS INC environmental violation 2010 PA-ENV $24,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2008 PHMSA $12,500
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $205,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2004 PHMSA $6,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $5,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $22,750
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $15,000
GEICO insurance violation 2018 RI-FIN $161,813
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS INC environmental violation 2020 SC-ENV $15,500
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS, INC environmental violation 2012 SC-ENV $9,625
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2009 SC-ENV $8,000
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2008 SC-ENV $10,020
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2007 SC-ENV $5,000
General Re Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 SEC $12,200,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $21,000
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $31,710
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $60,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $50,739
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $12,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $6,600
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $10,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $6,751
Mclane Company, Inc. environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $7,200
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $24,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $65,074
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $12,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $10,151
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $18,935
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $71,182
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $18,720
UTLX Manufacturing LLC environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $22,240
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $61,796
Mclane Company Inc environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $10,608
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $12,280
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, LP environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $18,150
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $28,640
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $13,960
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $7,260
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $143,460
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $7,176
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $6,518
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $7,216
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $20,410
Union Tank Car Company environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $11,530
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $12,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $42,720
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $5,117
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $25,600
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, LP environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $26,500
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $5,325
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $6,000
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $8,080
Johns Manville environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $12,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $7,500
JOHNS MANVILLE CORP environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $5,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $17,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $8,800
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO - PLAINVIEW CS environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $5,250
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2012 TX-INS $14,760
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2014 TX-INS $32,000
GEICO Secure Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2016 TX-INS $30,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $12,500
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $10,000
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