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 2008 FRA $9,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,945
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,600
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $28,810
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,275
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $29,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,625
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $14,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $5,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $9,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $23,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $19,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $24,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $28,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $19,775
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $13,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $17,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $10,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $41,250
Union Tank Car Co. railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,250
GEICO CASUALTY COMPANY ET AL. insurance violation 2008 VA-INS $31,200
SPS TECH LLC environmental violation 2008 PA-ENV $8,000
BNSF Railway environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $10,800
McLane Company Inc. environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $14,000
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. environmental violation 2008 GA-ENV $21,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $8,000
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2008 SC-ENV $10,020
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $61,500
CHEMTOOL INC. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,000
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $6,378
GREENVILLE METALS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $10,000
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $9,965
MARMON GROUP LLC DBA MARMON KEYSTONE workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,400
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $11,250
MARMON/KEYSTONE CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $17,325
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $7,700
THE BUFFALO NEWS workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $15,750
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $27,959
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $30,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $15,000
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