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…

Dawson v. Fluor Intercontinental (Negligence)

David Dawson, a civilian contractor working in Iraq, was burned by excessively hot water while showering at Freedom Compound in Baghdad in November 2007. Dawson received third degree burns over 65 percent of his body and burns to his lungs. Fluor Intercontinental provided O&M (Operations and Maintenance) and Life Support services at the compound under a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In July 2012, a jury found Fluor negligent and awarded Dawson $18.78 million in damages (reduced to $17.3 million by the court). In November 2014, while the case was on appeal, it was reported that Fluor and Dawson reached a confidential settlement in which the appellate court reversed and vacated the trial court’s judgment and rendered a take-nothing judgment in favor of Fluor.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 7/13/2012
Law Firm Press Release 7/13/2012
Verdict 7/13/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database