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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…

Omstead v. Dell (Defective Notebook Computers)

A class-action lawsuit filed in California alleged that Dell designed, manufactured, and sold defective notebook computers. The lawsuit alleged that certain Dell notebook models were designed and manufactured with uniform and inherent defects concerning the cooling system, power supply and motherboard. The lawsuit settled in 2010.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
10/6/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Dell, Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/6/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database