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: 
$531,696,058
Number of records: 
2,936
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$220,229,933175
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,676,0622,644
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$220,229,933175
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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BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,025
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,035
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,050
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,060
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,060
SPS TECHNOLOGIES LLC DBA PB FASTENERS A PCC COMPAN workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,060
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,072
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,075
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,080
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,080
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,088
MCLANE MIDWEST, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,094
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,110
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,112
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $5,117
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $5,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,150
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,150
PCC ROLLMET INC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,160
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,160
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,166
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,167
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,200
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $5,211
Union Tank Car Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,215
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,225
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,225
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,250
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,250
MCWILLIAMS FORGE environmental violation 2005 NJ-ENV $5,250
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO - PLAINVIEW CS environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,250
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