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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $23,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $22,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,758
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $22,750
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $22,750
PCC ROLLMET INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $22,685
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,500
Noveon Inc. railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $22,500
CORNELIUS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $22,500
UTLX Manufacturing LLC environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $22,240
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $22,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $21,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $21,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $21,780
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $21,775
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $21,653
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $21,530
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $21,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $21,500
PCC STRUCTURALS - GROTON workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $21,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $21,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $21,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $21,350
SEE'S CANDIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $21,300
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $21,205
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $21,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $21,175
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $21,100
MCLANE COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $21,020
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $21,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $21,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $21,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $21,000
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. environmental violation 2008 GA-ENV $21,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $21,000
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $21,000
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $21,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $20,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $20,700
SHAW INDUSTRIES, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $20,694
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2007 NJ-ENV $20,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $20,600
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $20,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $20,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $20,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $20,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $20,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $20,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $20,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $20,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $20,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $20,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $20,500
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $20,410
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $20,390
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $20,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $20,150
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $20,009
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $20,000
21st Mortgage Corporation consumer protection violation 2010 NH-BKG $20,000
GEICO insurance violation 2000 OH-INS $20,000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company insurance violation 2020 NY-DFS $20,000
CERRO FLOW PRODUCTS environmental violation 2020 IL-ENV $20,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD environmental violation 2002 WA-ENV $20,000
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $20,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $20,000
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $19,918
JOHNS MANVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $19,870
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $19,865
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $19,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $19,825
TITANIUM METALS CORP OF AMERICA workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $19,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $19,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $19,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,700
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $19,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $19,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $19,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $19,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,500
FOREST RIVER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $19,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $19,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $19,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $19,225
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,200
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