Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

BJ Services v. Halliburton (Patent Infringement)

The jury found that Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. infringed BJ’s patent on its Vistar fracturing fluid and awarded BJ approximately $98.1 million in damages and approximately $3 million in prejudgment interest. The court also indicated that it would issue an injunction preventing Halliburton from further use of its Phoenix fracturing fluid that was determined by the jury to infringe the BJ patent.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Halliburton $101,100,000
Further Information Released
BJ Services Annual Report (p. 55 of 64) 1/8/2009
Halliburton Press Release 1/8/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database