Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Toshiba Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Toshiba
Penalty: 
$33,500,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
October 13, 2000
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Toshiba Corporation reached a settlement with the United States as part of a class action suit in connection with the company's sale of defective laptop computers to government agencies. The settlement also released Toshiba from liability under the False Claims Act for the sale of defective laptop computers. In addition to paying the United States $23 million, Toshiba agreed to provide the government with $10.5 million in coupons from the company for the purchase of Toshiba products.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
consumer electronics
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Parent company note: 
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