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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Microsoft Corporation

20 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $9,745.7M in penalties

Microsoft is a multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

Correspondence Date
FY Rank Contract Awards
2019 #79 $738.6M

20 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
9/4/2020 Racial Discrimination in Hiring
Microsoft Corporation
$3,000,000
7/22/2019 Foreign Bribery and Bid Rigging
Microsoft Corporation
$8,751,795
7/22/2019 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations in Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Turkey
Microsoft Corporation
$16,565,151
6/11/2009 Mississippi Antitrust Lawsuit
Microsoft Corporation
$100,000,000
2/14/2007 Comes et al. v. Microsoft (Antitrust)
Microsoft Corporation
$179,950,000
5/2/2006 California Antitrust Case – Governmental Entities
Microsoft Corporation
$70,000,000
12/7/2005 South Korea Antitrust Violations
Microsoft Corporation
$32,000,000
10/11/2005 RealNetworks Antitrust Lawsuit
Microsoft Corporation
$761,000,000
7/1/2005 IBM Antitrust Settlement
Microsoft Corporation
$850,000,000
4/11/2005 Gateway Antitrust Lawsuit
Microsoft Corporation
$150,000,000
3/11/2005 Burst.com v. Microsoft (Patent Infringement, Intellectual Property Theft, Antitrust)
Microsoft Corporation
$60,000,000
11/8/2004 Novell Antitrust Lawsuit
Microsoft Corporation
$536,000,000
8/3/2004 New Mexico Antitrust Case
Microsoft Corporation
$31,500,000
4/1/2004 Sun Microsystems Antitrust Lawsuit
Microsoft Corporation
$1,600,000,000
3/24/2004 European Union Antitrust Case
Microsoft Corporation
$3,400,000,000
5/28/2003 America Online Antitrust Lawsuit
Microsoft Corporation
$750,000,000
1/10/2003 California Antitrust Case – Business and Individual Consumers
Microsoft Corporation
$1,100,000,000
11/12/2002 U.S. v. Microsoft (Illegal Monopolization of the PC Market)
Microsoft Corporation
$0
12/8/2000 “Permatemp” Benefits Litigation
Microsoft Corporation
$96,885,000
1/11/2000 Caldera Systems Antitrust Lawsuit
Microsoft Corporation
$0

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