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.

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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 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
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
Shaw Industries, Inc. environmental violation 2000 AL-ENV $15,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $8,800
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO - PLAINVIEW CS environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $5,250
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
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
Shaw Industries environmental violation 2001 GA-ENV $55,000
PCC Airfoils, Inc. environmental violation 2001 OH-ENV $7,628
BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD environmental violation 2001 WA-ENV $10,000
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
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,300
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