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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…

Garner v. BP Amoco Chemical (April 2007 Texas City Chemical Leak)

A Texas jury awarded over $100.3 million in damages to ten BP employees who claimed they were injured in April 2007 at BP’s Texas City plant. They claimed they were exposed to toxic chemicals while repairing two refining units damaged in a plant-wide 2005 shutdown and that BP had a poorly maintained workplace and lacked sufficient monitoring to detect toxic chemicals or warn workers of a release.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Filing
4/23/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. $100,326,256
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/29/2010
Verdict 1/29/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database