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.

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
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $13,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $12,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,610
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,035
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2012 EPA $37,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $21,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $48,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $19,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $21,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,930
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,930
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $15,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,245
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,915
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $13,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,915
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,145
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $15,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $10,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,230
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $27,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $14,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $24,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $9,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
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