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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…

BSkyB Limited v. Hewlett-Packard (Negligent Misrepresentations)

The British High Court ruled that Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which became a unit of Hewlett-Packard in 2008, made false representations about a customer service technology contract with pay-TV operator British Sky Broadcasting Limited (BSkyB). EDS agreed in 2000 to provide customer service technology for BSkyB’s help centers. Two years later, BSkyB terminated the contract due to alleged poor performance and completed the project itself. BSkyB claimed it was fraudulently induced to award EDS the contract. In June 2010, it was reported that Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay £318 million (US$465 million) to settle the lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Judgment
1/26/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Hewlett-Packard Company $465,000,000
Further Information Released
Opinion 11/23/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database