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 2011 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,475
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,475
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,475
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,480
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $5,485
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,486
SPS TECH LLC environmental violation 2017 PA-ENV $5,490
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 2012 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,500
Lubrizol Corporation economic sanction violation 2006 OFAC $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,500
CALEDONIAN ALLOYS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,500
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $5,503
CUBIC DESIGNS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,513
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,525
CMH Homes, Inc wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $5,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,525
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,568
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,568
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