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…

Drilling Technology Patent Infringement

Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling alleged that Maersk Contractors USA infringed Transocean’s patents for an offshore drilling system. A jury found in favor of Transocean and awarded $15 million in compensatory damages. The court, however, granted Maersk’s motions for judgment as a matter of law and threw out the verdict. In November 2012, an appellate court reinstated the verdict.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
AP Moller-Maersk A/S $15,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 11/20/2012
Verdict 11/20/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database