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
Titanium Metals Corporation d/b/a TIMET employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $217,500
McLane Food Service labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $225,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 EPA $225,400
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2012 EPA $258,176
PacificCorp energy market violation 2012 FERC $265,000
NETJETS AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2018 FAA $280,000
BNSF Railway Co. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2021 OSHA $290,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2011 OSHA $300,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA (*) $300,000
Forest River, Inc. environmental violation 2005 CA-ARB $333,000
The Medical Protective Co. insurance violation 2011 FL-OFR $403,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION environmental violation 2000 EPA $430,000
Titanium Metals Corp. environmental violation 2016 EPA $500,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
TTI, Inc. employment discrimination 2020 OFCCP $650,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company workplace whistleblower retaliation 2020 OSHA $696,173
BNSF Railway Company employment discrimination 2007 EEOC $800,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investor protection violation 2014 DOJ_ANTITRUST $896,000
CMH Manufacturing employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $930,000
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2018 USAO $950,000
McLane Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $1,461,902
GEICO wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-federal $1,743,320
Ingersoll Milling Machine Company employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $1,800,000
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company employment discrimination 2002 EEOC $2,200,000
PacifiCorp Energy environmental violation 2014 FWS $2,500,000
Air Industries Corp. False Claims Act and related 2016 USAO $2,700,000
Applied Underwriters insurance violation 2019 NY-DFS $3,000,000
GEICO County Mutual Insurance Company et al. insurance violation 2020 TX-INS $3,000,000
GEICO wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-state $3,300,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2020 USAO $3,400,000
PacifiCorp energy market violation 2011 FERC $3,925,000
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. economic sanction violation 2020 OFAC $4,144,651
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $4,966,000
Geico insurance violation 2015 CA-INS $6,000,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $10,810,000
General Re Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 SEC $12,200,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA $13,750,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $14,000,000
General Reinsurance Corporation accounting fraud or deficiencies 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $24,500,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway environmental violation 2004 ND-AG $30,250,000
Forest River Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $35,000,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $60,700,000
General Reinsurance Corporation investor protection violation 2009 OH-AG $72,000,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $90,110,000
PacifiCorp energy market violation 2007 FERC $96,500,500
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