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
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,000
Geico Indemnity Co. insurance violation 2001 MN-FIN $5,000
Government Employees Insurance Co. insurance violation 2015 MN-FIN $5,000
GEICO General Insurance Company insurance violation 2007 OR-FIN $5,000
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, INC. consumer protection violation 2006 VA-FIN $5,000
Shaw Industries Inc. environmental violation 2011 GA-ENV $5,000
Johns Manville Corp. Inc. environmental violation 2018 MS-ENV $5,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2007 SC-ENV $5,000
JOHNS MANVILLE CORP environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $5,000
Lubrizol Corporation railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,000
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,000
Berkshire Hathaway Direct Insurance Co. insurance violation 2021 ID-INS $5,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY CO. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,000
BUSHWICK METALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,000
CHEMTOOL INC. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,000
WYMAN-GORDON INV CASTINGS INC DBA PCC STRUCTURALS workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
MEADOWBROOK MEAT COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
WYMAN-GORDON COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
SPECIAL METALS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
BENJAMIN MOORE & COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
SOUTHWEST UNITED INDUSTRIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,000
KLUNE INDUSTRIES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,000
MCLANE MIDWEST, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,000
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,000
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
R C WILLEY HOME FURNISHINGS workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
PACIFICORP workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
FOREST RIVER INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
FOREST RIVER INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
FOREST RIVER INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
FOREST RIVER INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,000
MCLANE COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,000
THE GILLETTE COMPANY DURACELL A DIVISION environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
PROTECTIVE COATINGS, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
THE LUBRIZOL CORP. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $5,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $5,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $5,000
Bridger Coal Company workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $5,000
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