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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…

Roshto v. Transocean Ltd (April 2010 Oil Rig Explosion)

Natalie Roshto filed a negligence lawsuit over the April 20, 2010 incident on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig, which exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Roshto, whose husband was working on the rig at the time, alleges that Transocean, the owner of the rig and employer of Roshto’s husband, and BP, which was using the rig, violated numerous U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) and U.S. Coast Guard regulations by failing to provide a competent crew, failing to properly supervise its employees and failing to provide a safe workplace. The lawsuit also claims that, prior to the explosion, Halliburton “was engaged in cementing operations of the well and well cap and, upon information and belief, improperly and negligently performed these duties, which was a cause of the explosion.”

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Filing
4/21/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Halliburton $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/11/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database