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
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $10,000
GEICO County Mutual Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2020 TX-INS $3,000,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Co. insurance violation 2021 TX-INS $188,000
Air Industries Corp. False Claims Act and related 2016 USAO $2,700,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2018 USAO $950,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2020 USAO $3,400,000
PacifiCorp dba Rocky Mountain Power environmental violation 2017 UT-ENV $15,385
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, INC. consumer protection violation 2006 VA-FIN $5,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2006 VA-INS $10,000
GEICO CASUALTY COMPANY ET AL. insurance violation 2008 VA-INS $31,200
Government Employees Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2009 VA-INS $15,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2012 VA-INS $6,000
GEICO SECURE INSURANCE CO. insurance violation 2018 VA-INS $64,604
GEICO Advantage Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2021 VA-INS $12,742
GEICO insurance violation 2015 VT-FIN $30,000
GEICO insurance violation 2017 VT-FIN $50,000
BNSF environmental violation 2015 WA-ENV $86,000
NOVEON KALAMA INC. environmental violation 2003 WA-ENV $10,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD environmental violation 2002 WA-ENV $20,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD environmental violation 2001 WA-ENV $10,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2011 WA-INS $100,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 WA-INS $30,000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 WA-INS $7,000
GEICO Inc. insurance violation 2006 WA-INS $120,000
MidAmerican Energy Company wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $121,391
Forest River, Inc. wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $12,800
MiTek Industries, Inc wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $31,910
Exacta Aerospace, Inc wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $10,391
Forest River, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2010 WHD $6,684
RC Willey Home Furnishings wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $9,992
RC Willey Home Furnishings, Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $14,995
CMH Homes, Inc wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $5,525
McLane Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $1,461,902
McLane Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $80,290
Benjamin Moore & Co. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $17,145
Sierra Pacific Power Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $88,544
L.A. Darling Company wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $5,626
Precision Edge Surgical Products, LLC wage and hour violation 2018 WHD $76,589
GEICO General Insurance Co. insurance violation 2002 WI-INS $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2014 WY-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2013 WY-ENV $17,500
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2010 WY-ENV $10,000
Bridger Coal Co. environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $60,200
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2007 WY-ENV $7,000
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