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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…

Cochran v. BP et al. (April 2010 Oil Rig Explosion)

Charles Cochran, the chief mechanic of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, filed a negligence lawsuit against BP (which leased the rig), Transocean (his employer and owner/operator of the rig), and Halliburton (which was performing cementing operations on the rig at the time). The rig exploded and sank on April 20, 2010 off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 and injuring 17 including Cochran, who claims to have suffered permanent injuries to his neck and shoulder areas and extreme emotional damages.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
2/24/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 3/4/2011

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database