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: 
$527,612,950
Number of records: 
2,780
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$218,809,478127
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,175,3182,545
employment-related offenses$14,327,94946
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.

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
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT 482010010900171 environmental violation 2010 EPA $143,460
LUBRIZOL DEER PARK PLANT 482010010900333 environmental violation 2013 EPA $61,796
LUBRIZOL BAYPORT PLANT environmental violation 2010 EPA $8,147
UTLX MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2002 EPA $17,500
UTLX MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2014 EPA $27,800
UNION TANK CAR CLEVELAND environmental violation 2009 EPA $11,530
ACME BRICK BENNETT PLANT environmental violation 2005 EPA $10,100
LUBRIZOL BAYPORT PLANT environmental violation 2010 EPA $8,147
ACME BRICK BENNETT PLANT environmental violation 2005 EPA $10,100
UTLX MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2002 EPA $17,500
LUBRIZOL BAYPORT PLANT environmental violation 2015 EPA $88,977
UTLX MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2014 EPA $27,800
UNION TANK CAR CLEVELAND environmental violation 2009 EPA $11,530
PACIFICORP - GADSBY 490350006800052 environmental violation 2001 EPA $83,700
PACIFICORP WEST VALLEY CITY environmental violation 2003 EPA $38,400
JOHNS MANVILLE 511710004600065 environmental violation 2001 EPA $6,512
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS, HUNTINGTON environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,000
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS, HUNTINGTON environmental violation 2010 EPA $305,000
BRIDGER COAL COMPANY _ JIM BRIDGER MINE environmental violation 2009 EPA $10,000
JIM BRIDGER PLANT (PACIFICORP) environmental violation 2013 EPA $17,500
JIM BRIDGER PLANT (PACIFICORP) environmental violation 2009 EPA $60,200
BNSF Railway Co. environmental violation 2017 IL-AG $50,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad environmental violation 2002 NE-AG $38,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway environmental violation 2004 ND-AG $30,250,000
MidAmerican Energy Co. environmental violation 2007 IA-AG $27,500
Marmon Utility LLC environmental violation 2019 EPA $75,000
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2014 CA-LACA $140,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2020 USAO $3,400,000
WYMAN GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS environmental violation 2002 EPA $88,312
TITANIUM HEARTH TECHNOLOGIES environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION environmental violation 2013 EPA $160,000
THE GILLETTE COMPANY DURACELL A DIVISION environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
NOVEON, INC. environmental violation 2004 EPA $7,700
SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $145,300
MCLANE FOODSERVICE, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $7,100
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2014 EPA $47,600
BNSF Railway (Fort Worth) environmental violation 2011 EPA $15,716
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 EPA $225,400
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2018 EPA $32,343
Johns Manville environmental violation 2003 EPA $14,080
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION environmental violation 2000 EPA $430,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA (*) $300,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $10,810,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $14,000,000
Titanium Metals Corp. environmental violation 2016 EPA $500,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN & SANTA FE RAILWAY environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
PROTECTIVE COATINGS, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
NOVEON KALAMA environmental violation 2006 EPA $169,995
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $37,500
Forest River, Inc. environmental violation 2015 EPA $130,000
THE LUBRIZOL CORP. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $25,740
Titanium Metals Corp. environmental violation 2010 EPA $37,267
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2012 EPA $258,176
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2013 EPA $23,018
Future Metals Inc. export control violation 2003 BIS $180,000
Air Industries Corp. False Claims Act and related 2016 USAO $2,700,000
Forest River, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2010 WHD $6,684
GEICO General Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2007 CA-INS $60,000
GEICO General Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2011 CA-INS $10,000
Geico insurance violation 2015 CA-INS $6,000,000
GEICO insurance violation 2010 CT-INS $177,500
GEICO General Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2017 DE-INS $9,000
GEICO Casualty and Government Employees Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2002 FL-OFR $42,000
GEICO Indemnity Co. insurance violation 2002 FL-OFR $7,250
The Medical Protective Co. insurance violation 2011 FL-OFR $403,000
GEICO Casualty Co. et al. insurance violation 2015 MD-INS $7,500
GEICO General Insurance Co. insurance violation 2016 MD-INS $24,647
GEICO Casualty Co. insurance violation 2017 MD-INS $8,000
Geico Indemnity Co. insurance violation 2001 MN-FIN $5,000
Government Employees Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2001 MN-FIN $6,000
Government Employees Insurance Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
Geico General Insurance Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
Geico Indemnity Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
GEICO Casualty Co. insurance violation 2009 MN-FIN $7,500
Government Employees Insurance Co. insurance violation 2015 MN-FIN $5,000
GEICO Casualty Co. insurance violation 2017 MN-FIN $25,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Co. insurance violation 2014 MO-INS $9,250
GEICO insurance violation 2000 OH-INS $20,000
Geico General Insurance Company insurance violation 2016 NY-DFS $70,000
Geico Indemnity Company insurance violation 2016 NY-DFS $80,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2016 NY-DFS $81,000
Applied Underwriters insurance violation 2019 NY-DFS $3,000,000
General Reinsurance Corporation insurance violation 2006 OR-FIN $8,400
GEICO General Insurance Company insurance violation 2007 OR-FIN $5,000
GEICO insurance violation 2018 RI-FIN $161,813
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2012 TX-INS $14,760
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2014 TX-INS $32,000
GEICO Secure Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2016 TX-INS $30,000
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $12,500
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 TX-INS $10,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2006 VA-INS $10,000
GEICO CASUALTY COMPANY ET AL. insurance violation 2008 VA-INS $31,200
Government Employees Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2009 VA-INS $15,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2012 VA-INS $6,000
GEICO SECURE INSURANCE CO. insurance violation 2018 VA-INS $64,604
GEICO insurance violation 2015 VT-FIN $30,000
GEICO insurance violation 2017 VT-FIN $50,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2011 WA-INS $100,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 WA-INS $30,000
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