Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$537,018,993
Number of records: 
2,945
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$225,255,933177
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,767,2552,648
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$225,255,933177
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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Company Primary Offense Type Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $14,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,345
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,650
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,175
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,650
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $8,150
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $123,950
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $58,625
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $8,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $50,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $35,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,600
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $10,325
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,225
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $8,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,050
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $9,150
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,250
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,500
RC Willey Home Furnishings wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $9,992
Wells Lamont Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $5,816
Marmon Keystone Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $33,000
Marmon/Keystone Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $70,000
CMH Manufacturing employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $930,000
General Reinsurance Corporation investor protection violation 2009 OH-AG $72,000,000
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 Company et al. insurance violation 2009 VA-INS $15,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2009 IL-ENV $145,000
JOHNS MANVILLE INC environmental violation 2009 IN-ENV $63,500
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2009 SC-ENV $8,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $7,216
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $20,410
Union Tank Car Company environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $11,530
Bridger Coal Co. environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $60,200
PCC STRUCTURALS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $8,055
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $18,270
WYMAN-GORDON DBA PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,138
WYMAN GORDON DBA PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $6,000
MEADOWBROOK MEAT COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $8,120
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. DBA CLAYTON HENDERSON workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $8,400
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP INC workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $6,600
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,961
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $50,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,080
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,080
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,458
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,458
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,458
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $10,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,961
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,996
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $8,078
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $48,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $23,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $18,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $17,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,925
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,975
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