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: 
$531,696,058
Number of records: 
2,936
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$220,229,933175
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,676,0622,644
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$220,229,933175
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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Companysort icon Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amount
21st Mortgage Corp. consumer protection violation 2011 AR-SEC $6,000
21st Mortgage Corporation consumer protection violation 2010 NH-BKG $20,000
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
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $6,751
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $18,935
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $6,000
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $8,080
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $7,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $8,800
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
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 employment discrimination 2020 OFCCP $117,147
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 environmental violation 2009 SC-ENV $8,000
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2008 SC-ENV $10,020
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $8,120
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS, INC environmental violation 2012 SC-ENV $9,625
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 2011 CA-DPR $6,500
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. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,096
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2014 EPA $47,600
Benjamin Moore & Company environmental violation 2019 CA-ARB $82,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
BENSON INDUSTRIES INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,680
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 Inc. economic sanction violation 2020 OFAC $4,144,651
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
BNSF environmental violation 2015 WA-ENV $86,000
BNSF and UP environmental violation 2010 CA-ARB $5,600
BNSF and UP Railroads environmental violation 2011 CA-ARB $6,400
BNSF Bridge 196.17, LS environmental violation 2007 MN-ENV $7,000
BNSF Dilworth Yard environmental violation 2006 MN-ENV $87,175
BNSF Kelly Lake environmental violation 2015 MN-ENV $13,250
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2014 CA-LACA $140,000
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $10,800
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2006 CA-ARB $87,000
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2014 MT-ENV $15,025
BNSF Railway (Fort Worth) environmental violation 2011 EPA $15,716
BNSF Railway Co - Hibbing environmental violation 2015 MN-ENV $13,250
BNSF Railway Co. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Co. environmental violation 2017 IL-AG $50,000
BNSF Railway Co. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2021 OSHA $290,000
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
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