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 2004 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $6,000
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $6,000
21st Mortgage Corp. consumer protection violation 2011 AR-SEC $6,000
Medical Protective Company insurance violation 2019 MD-INS $6,000
Government Employees Insurance Co. et al. insurance violation 2001 MN-FIN $6,000
Government Employees Insurance Company insurance violation 2012 VA-INS $6,000
NOVEON INC environmental violation 2002 MA-ENV $6,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2007 NJ-ENV $6,000
Johns Manville environmental violation 2005 OH-ENV $6,000
PACIFICORP environmental violation 2012 OR-ENV $6,000
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $6,000
WYMAN-GORDON FORGING (CLEVELAND), INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $6,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $6,000
WYMAN GORDON DBA PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $6,000
WYMAN GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $6,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $6,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,025
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,030
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,035
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,050
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,050
FOREST RIVER INC - PRIMETIME workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,062
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,070
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $6,075
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,100
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,100
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,120
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,125
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $6,125
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,130
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,150
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,150
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $6,157
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,175
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,190
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,200
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,200
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,200
THE BUFFALO NEWS workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,236
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,240
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $6,245
BRITTAIN MACHINE, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $6,249
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,250
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