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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…

Carideo v. Dell (Defective Laptop Computers)

Washington residents who bought Dell Inspiron laptop computers filed a class- action lawsuit alleging that Dell violated state consumer protection law by designing, manufacturing, and selling defective laptop computers beginning in or around July 2003. The alleged defects affect the computers’ cooling systems, power supplies, batteries and motherboards. The parties reached a preliminary settlement in June 2010.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
12/13/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Dell, Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 8/10/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database