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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Companysort icon Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amount
ACME BRICK BENNETT PLANT environmental violation 2005 EPA $10,100
ACME BRICK BENNETT PLANT environmental violation 2005 EPA $10,100
ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY environmental violation 2003 EPA $22,050
ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY environmental violation 2010 EPA $5,643
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2007 EPA $7,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2002 EPA $5,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,310
ACME BRICK COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $8,180
ACME BRICK COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $16,296
ACME BRICK COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $14,486
ACME BRICK COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $12,934
AEROCRAFT HEAT TREATING CO INC environmental violation 2001 EPA $5,000
AEROCRAFT HEAT TREATING CO INC environmental violation 2008 EPA $38,000
AEROSPACE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $27,000
AIR INDUSTRIES workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $18,000
AIR INDUSTRIES CO, A PCC COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $18,565
AIR INDUSTRIES CO. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $9,450
AIR INDUSTRIES COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $23,375
AIR INDUSTRIES COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,840
AIR INDUSTRIES COMPANY, A PCC COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $24,955
Air Industries Corp. False Claims Act and related 2016 USAO $2,700,000
AMARILLO GEAR COMPANY LLC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $17,601
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $8,120
Applied Underwriters insurance violation 2019 NY-DFS $3,000,000
ARCTURUS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $15,145
Benjamin Moore & Co. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $17,145
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2010 EPA $7,500
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,250
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,400
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $10,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $10,144
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2014 EPA $47,600
BENJAMIN MOORE & COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
BENSON INDUSTRIES LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $12,675
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Co. insurance violation 2014 MO-INS $9,250
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2012 TX-INS $14,760
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2014 TX-INS $32,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $12,500
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $10,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investor protection violation 2014 DOJ_ANTITRUST $896,000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 WA-INS $7,000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company insurance violation 2020 NY-DFS $20,000
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, INC. consumer protection violation 2006 VA-FIN $5,000
BN WHITEFISH FACILITY environmental violation 2014 EPA $15,025
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2014 CA-LACA $140,000
BNSF Railway (Fort Worth) environmental violation 2011 EPA $15,716
BNSF Railway Co. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Co. environmental violation 2017 IL-AG $50,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $48,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $23,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $18,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $17,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,925
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,510
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,030
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,350
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