Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Progress Energy
Current Parent Company: 
Duke Energy
Penalty: 
$43,100,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
July 1, 2004
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The San Francisco Unified School District won a $43.1 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against a North Carolina company that was supposed to help the district save money on energy charges.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
San Francisco (CA) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
San Francisco
Facility City: 
San Francisco
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
Source of Data: 

SF schools win $43.1 settlement against energy company, Associated Press, July 1, 2004 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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