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 2010 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,250
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,275
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,275
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF SUBURBAN OPERATIONS railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2000 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $6,300
FRUIT OF THE LOOM workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $6,300
EMPIRE DISTRIBUTORS OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $6,300
BUSHWICK METALS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $6,300
J & L FIBER SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $6,300
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,335
JORDAN'S FURNITURE workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,338
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,345
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,350
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $6,350
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,350
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $6,363
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $6,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,375
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,375
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $6,375
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $6,378
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $6,384
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $6,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,400
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $6,400
BNSF and UP Railroads environmental violation 2011 CA-ARB $6,400
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $6,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $6,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,425
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,445
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 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 2011 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,450
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $6,450
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 2012 FRA $6,450
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