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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BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,800
PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $7,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $7,840
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,850
PACIFICORP workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,853
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,875
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,875
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,900
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $7,900
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,920
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $7,950
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $7,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $7,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,950
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $7,970
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $7,970
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $7,975
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $7,980
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,000
Union Tank Car Co. railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $8,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $8,000
GEICO Casualty Co. insurance violation 2017 MD-INS $8,000
SPS TECH LLC environmental violation 2008 PA-ENV $8,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $8,000
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2009 SC-ENV $8,000
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $8,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $8,004
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $8,040
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,050
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $8,050
PCC STRUCTURALS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $8,055
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $8,075
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $8,078
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $8,080
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,096
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,096
UTLX MANUFACTURING, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,096
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $8,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $8,100
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $8,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $8,118
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $8,120
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $8,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $8,125
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $8,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $8,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $8,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $8,125
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