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 2010 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,545
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $9,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $13,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,050
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
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $95,000
Exacta Aerospace, Inc wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $10,391
Forest River, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2010 WHD $6,684
Omaha World-Herald labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $18,677
McLane Food Service labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $225,000
GEICO General Insurance Company economic sanction violation 2010 OFAC $11,000
GEICO insurance violation 2010 CT-INS $177,500
21st Mortgage Corporation consumer protection violation 2010 NH-BKG $20,000
GREENVILLE METALS INC environmental violation 2010 PA-ENV $24,000
BNSF and UP environmental violation 2010 CA-ARB $5,600
Caledonian Alloys, Inc. environmental violation 2010 NC-ENV $139,583
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $143,460
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $7,176
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $6,518
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2010 WY-ENV $10,000
WYMAN-GORDON INV CASTINGS INC DBA PCC STRUCTURALS workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE (BNSF) workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $27,500
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $10,000
JORDAN'S FURNITURE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,739
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,500
ELKHART COACH DIVISION OF FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,500
BENJAMIN MOORE & COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $16,245
ARCTURUS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $15,145
HACKNEY LADISH, INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $11,760
EMPIRE DISTRIBUTORS OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $6,300
WYMAN-GORDON FORGING (CLEVELAND), INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $10,200
LUBRIZOL ADVANCE MATERIALS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,000
SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $145,300
Titanium Metals Corp. environmental violation 2010 EPA $37,267
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $7,578
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $11,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $5,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $8,209
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $10,437
SOUTHWEST UNITED INDUSTRIES INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $14,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $12,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,675
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $12,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $10,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $19,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $15,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $9,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $16,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $25,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,450
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