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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 WA-INS $30,000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company insurance violation 2018 WA-INS $7,000
GEICO Inc. insurance violation 2006 WA-INS $120,000
GEICO General Insurance Co. insurance violation 2002 WI-INS $10,000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company insurance violation 2020 NY-DFS $20,000
GEICO County Mutual Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2020 TX-INS $3,000,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investor protection violation 2014 DOJ_ANTITRUST $896,000
General Reinsurance Corporation investor protection violation 2009 OH-AG $72,000,000
Specialized Pipe Services, Inc. labor relations violation 2015 NLRB $10,000
Omaha World-Herald labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $18,677
McLane Food Service labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $225,000
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
Wells Lamont, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $40,000
Lubrizol, Inc. at the Noveon Kalama pPant labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $70,000
Noveon Kalama, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $70,000
The Buffalo News labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $7,000
Titanium Metals Corporation labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $50,000
Noveon, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $7,000
PCC Specialty Products, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $85,000
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
Johns-Manville labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $55,000
Union Tank Car Company labor relations violation 2019 NLRB $100,000
Graver Technologies labor relations violation 2018 NLRB $18,501
Railserve, Inc. labor relations violation 2017 NLRB $25,170
Forest River Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $35,000,000
Forest River Inc motor vehicle safety violation 2012 FMCSA $13,752
Sierra Pacific Power Company motor vehicle safety violation 2013 FMCSA $5,320
STERLING CRANE INC motor vehicle safety violation 2008 FMCSA $32,720
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
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,510
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,030
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,350
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 $5,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $13,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,640
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $27,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,000
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