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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…

Employee Compensation Antitrust Litigation

Non-union managerial, professional and technical (MPT) employees of the major oil companies filed lawsuits under the Sherman Act (15 U.S.C. § 1–7) alleging that the companies, including Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Chevron, illegally colluded to set the wages of MPT employees at artificially low levels by sharing salary, bonus and compensation data. Lawsuits filed by Former Exxon employee Roberta Todd and several other plaintiffs were reportedly settled in 2009 for an undisclosed sum with the defendants not admitting any liability or wrongdoing.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
11/4/2004
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/28/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database