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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…

Stena Rederi v. Austal Ships (Patent Infringement)

Swedish shipbuilder Stena Rederi AB claimed Austal Ships Sales Pty. Ltd. infringed Stena’s patent relating to high-speed catamaran hull designs. In 2007, an Australian court ruled in favor of Stena on one of its claims. In March 2011, Stena and Austal reached a confidential settlement.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
3/31/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Austal USA, LLC Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Austal Press Release 2/27/2013
Law Firm Press Release 2/27/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database