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 Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,783
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,130
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $9,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $9,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,930
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $10,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,655
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,486
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $21,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,985
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $22,758
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $21,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,096
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $44,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $54,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,524
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $9,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $13,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,521
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,629
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,100
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 2004 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,827
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,978
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $19,500
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,000
GEICO wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-state $3,300,000
GEICO wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-federal $1,743,320
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway environmental violation 2004 ND-AG $30,250,000
NOVEON, INC environmental violation 2004 KY-ENV $75,000
Johns Manville environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $12,500
BUSHWICK METALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $26,300
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,150
AIR INDUSTRIES COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $23,375
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS INC workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,850
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,400
WYMAN-GORDON FORGINGS, LP workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $10,000
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $11,900
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $6,000
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $20,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,000
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $8,555
BUSHWICK METALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,000
THE GILLETTE COMPANY DURACELL A DIVISION environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
NOVEON, INC. environmental violation 2004 EPA $7,700
NETJETS TRANSPORTES AEREOS S.A. aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $32,000
The Buffalo News labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $9,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $10,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $14,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $15,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $16,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $16,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $19,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $19,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $26,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $29,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $9,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $13,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $15,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $15,500
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