Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$537,018,993
Number of records: 
2,945
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$225,255,933177
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,767,2552,648
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$225,255,933177
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 $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,450
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,450
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,458
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,458
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,458
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $6,458
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,475
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,480
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,488
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,500
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,500
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 2002 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,500
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $6,500
Benjamin Moore & Co. environmental violation 2011 CA-DPR $6,500
PCC STRUCTURALS INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $6,500
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $6,500
Energy West Mining Company workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $6,500
EMPIRE DISTRIBUTORS OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $6,503
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,510
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2019 OR-ENV $6,512
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $6,518
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,525
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,525
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $6,531
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $6,545
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,550
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,550
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,550
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $6,554
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,575
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