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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
General Reinsurance Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $24,500,000
General Re Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 SEC $12,200,000
SOUTHWEST UNITED INDUSTRIES INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $5,800
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $5,000
NETJETS TRANSPORTES AEREOS S.A. aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $32,000
NETJETS AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $13,500
NETJETS AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $17,000
WEATHERFORD ENGINEERED CHEMISTRY aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $14,500
THE LUBRIZOL CORPORATION aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $24,300
NETJETS AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2018 FAA $280,000
SOUTHWEST UNITED INDUSTRIES, INC benefit plan administrator violation 2015 EBSA $10,001
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, INC. consumer protection violation 2006 VA-FIN $5,000
Lubrizol Corporation economic sanction violation 2006 OFAC $5,500
General Reinsurance Corporation economic sanction violation 2011 OFAC $59,130
GEICO General Insurance Company economic sanction violation 2010 OFAC $11,000
NetJets Services Inc. employment discrimination 2016 DOJ_RIGHTS $41,480
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $95,000
McLane Foodservice, Inc. employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $40,000
BNSF Railway Co. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $95,000
BNSF Railway Company employment discrimination 2007 EEOC $800,000
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2002 EEOC $2,200,000
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $1,800,000
CMH Manufacturing employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $930,000
Titanium Metals Corporation d/b/a TIMET employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $217,500
McLane/Midwest, Inc. employment screening violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $105,100
PacifiCorp energy market violation 2007 FERC $96,500,500
PacifiCorp energy market violation 2011 FERC $3,925,000
PacificCorp energy market violation 2012 FERC $265,000
PacifiCorp Energy environmental violation 2014 FWS $2,500,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA $13,750,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2012 EPA $37,500
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $60,700,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $90,110,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2008 PHMSA $12,500
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $205,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2004 PHMSA $6,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $5,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $22,750
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $15,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2018 USAO $950,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2007 EPA $7,500
SHAW INDUSTRIES INC environmental violation 2000 EPA $15,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2002 EPA $5,000
CALENERGY/JJ ELMORE environmental violation 2007 EPA $26,950
CALENERGY REIGION 1 environmental violation 2011 EPA $72,000
AEROCRAFT HEAT TREATING CO INC environmental violation 2001 EPA $5,000
AEROCRAFT HEAT TREATING CO INC environmental violation 2008 EPA $38,000
CARLTON FORGE WORKS 06037CJ49100010 environmental violation 2001 EPA $92,000
TEXTRON AEROSPACE FASTENERS environmental violation 2001 EPA $13,000
TEXTRON AEROSPACE FASTENERS environmental violation 2002 EPA $5,000
TEXTRON AEROSPACE FASTENERS environmental violation 2002 EPA $5,000
TEXTRON AEROSPACE FASTENERS environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,000
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC. environmental violation 2008 EPA $21,000
SHAW INDUSTRIES INC. PLANT 2 environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,500
SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC. - PLANT WD environmental violation 2003 EPA $6,800
SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC. - PLANT WD environmental violation 2011 EPA $5,000
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP INC. PLANT 4 environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,500
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2005 EPA $145,000
JOHNS MANVILLE, INC environmental violation 2002 EPA $29,000
JOHNS MANVILLE, INC environmental violation 2002 EPA $29,000
JOHNS MANVILLE, INC environmental violation 2009 EPA $63,500
JOHNS MANVILLE, INC environmental violation 2016 EPA $26,250
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - CLIFTON STATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - TESCOTT STATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - MACKSVILLE STATION (FLARE) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - CUNNINGHAM STATION (DEHY) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY 201590000700047 environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - SUBLETTE STATION (DEHY) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC 211110008200043 environmental violation 2007 EPA $110,700
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC 211110008200065 environmental violation 2011 EPA $6,750
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY environmental violation 2017 EPA $41,366
BN WHITEFISH FACILITY environmental violation 2014 EPA $15,025
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER 300030001800178 environmental violation 2013 EPA $15,500
CALEDONIAN ALLOYS, INC. ** INACTIVE ** environmental violation 2010 EPA $139,583
CALEDONIAN ALLOYS, INC. ** INACTIVE ** environmental violation 2010 EPA $139,583
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600052 environmental violation 2001 EPA $12,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600053 environmental violation 2002 EPA $24,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600064 environmental violation 2006 EPA $19,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600078 environmental violation 2007 EPA $12,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600081 environmental violation 2007 EPA $16,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL INC 340070032600104 environmental violation 2013 EPA $11,000
NEVADA POWER-SUNRISE STATION 32003A000800070 environmental violation 2008 EPA $6,000
KERN RIVER GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY environmental violation 2006 EPA $10,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2010 EPA $7,500
JOHNS MANVILLE / PLANT #01 - WTV1 environmental violation 2013 EPA $25,600
ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY environmental violation 2003 EPA $22,050
ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY environmental violation 2010 EPA $5,643
SOUTHWEST UNITED IND / 422 S ST LOUIS AVE AIRCRAFT REPAIR FAC environmental violation 2004 EPA $23,917
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2006 EPA $29,800
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2010 EPA $8,000
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2015 EPA $5,700
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2016 EPA $13,850
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2018 EPA $5,490
SPS TECH INC/ABINGTON environmental violation 2018 EPA $5,490
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP/CLEMSON environmental violation 2004 EPA $12,600
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP/CLEMSON environmental violation 2004 EPA $12,600
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP INC - PLANT H5 environmental violation 2012 EPA $9,625
JOHNS MANVILLE SPARTANBURG PLANT environmental violation 2007 EPA $5,000
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT 482010010900098 environmental violation 2009 EPA $20,410
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT 482010010900171 environmental violation 2010 EPA $143,460
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT 482010010900333 environmental violation 2013 EPA $61,796
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