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 Type Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,585
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,520
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $13,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,445
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $41,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $40,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $25,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $12,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $17,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,725
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,340
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $9,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $14,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $13,225
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $27,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $13,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,920
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,070
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,075
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,500
Noveon Inc. railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $22,500
Sierra Pacific Power Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $10,400
TEXTRON AEROSPACE FASTENERS environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,000
SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC. - PLANT WD environmental violation 2003 EPA $6,800
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - CLIFTON STATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - TESCOTT STATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - MACKSVILLE STATION (FLARE) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - CUNNINGHAM STATION (DEHY) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY 201590000700047 environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS - SUBLETTE STATION (DEHY) environmental violation 2003 EPA $12,000
ACME BRICK CO / ACME TULSA FACLTY environmental violation 2003 EPA $22,050
PACIFICORP WEST VALLEY CITY environmental violation 2003 EPA $38,400
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS, HUNTINGTON environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,000
Titanium Metals Corporation d/b/a TIMET employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $217,500
CALENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $18,000
CARLTON FORGE WORKS workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $18,000
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,500
PCC SPECIALTY PRODUCTS INC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $17,550
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $7,750
SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,000
OMAHA WORLD HERALD workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,620
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $85,000
WYMAN-GORDON CO. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $71,250
BURLINGTON NORTHERN AND SANTAFE workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $16,800
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $8,100
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,662
Johns Manville environmental violation 2003 EPA $14,080
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $25,740
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2004 PHMSA $6,000
L.A. Darling Company wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $5,626
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,268
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,736
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,828
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,970
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $10,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,186
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,894
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $17,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $17,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,613
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $29,221
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,500
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