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: 
$529,112,096
Number of records: 
2,842
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$220,027,093169
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,339,7022,564
employment-related offenses$14,445,09647
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$220,027,093169
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 2009 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $12,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $12,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,300
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $12,280
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $12,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $12,250
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $12,240
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $12,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $12,150
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $12,140
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $12,096
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $12,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $12,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $12,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $12,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $12,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $12,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $12,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $12,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $12,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,914
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,900
UNION TANK CAR CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $11,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,894
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $11,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,800
HACKNEY LADISH, INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $11,760
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,750
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $11,725
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $11,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,700
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,700
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,700
Shaw Industries Group, LLC environmental violation 2006 GA-ENV $11,660
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,655
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,650
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,600
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $11,597
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,575
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $11,550
Union Tank Car Company environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $11,530
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $11,521
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,520
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
PROTECTIVE COATINGS INC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $11,500
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2007 MSHA $11,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $11,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $11,450
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,424
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $11,408
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $11,400
CMH MANUFACTURING INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $11,400
L.A. DARLING COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $11,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $11,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $11,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $11,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,325
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $11,260
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