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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Company Primary Offense Type Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
Johns-Manville labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $55,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $8,118
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $13,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $13,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,736
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $33,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,033
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $11,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,033
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,736
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $60,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $14,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $15,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $21,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $9,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $13,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $8,500
SHAW INDUSTRIES INC environmental violation 2000 EPA $15,000
GEICO insurance violation 2000 OH-INS $20,000
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $5,917
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,250
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $13,875
BUSHWICK METALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $24,450
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $5,900
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,000
TITANIUM HEARTH TECHNOLOGIES environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION environmental violation 2000 EPA $430,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN & SANTA FE RAILWAY environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
PROTECTIVE COATINGS, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
THE LUBRIZOL CORP. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2000 MSHA $10,000
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $1,800,000
Duracell - USA labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $12,564
P.C.C. Airfoils, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $24,125
PCC Structurals, Inc. formerly named Precision Castparts labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $156,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $8,160
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,675
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $11,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $13,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $40,365
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $25,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $13,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $17,215
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $29,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $11,725
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $9,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $10,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,250
AEROCRAFT HEAT TREATING CO INC environmental violation 2001 EPA $5,000
CARLTON FORGE WORKS 06037CJ49100010 environmental violation 2001 EPA $92,000
TEXTRON AEROSPACE FASTENERS environmental violation 2001 EPA $13,000
SHAW INDUSTRIES INC. PLANT 2 environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,500
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP INC. PLANT 4 environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,500
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600052 environmental violation 2001 EPA $12,000
PACIFICORP - GADSBY 490350006800052 environmental violation 2001 EPA $83,700
JOHNS MANVILLE 511710004600065 environmental violation 2001 EPA $6,512
Geico Indemnity Co. insurance violation 2001 MN-FIN $5,000
Government Employees Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2001 MN-FIN $6,000
WYMAN-GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $13,181
AIR INDUSTRIES workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $18,000
AIR INDUSTRIES CO. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $9,450
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $6,500
PROTECTIVE COATINGS INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $5,450
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2002 EEOC $2,200,000
Burlington Northern Materials Department railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $16,000
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