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…

Hamilton v. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (Workplace Injury)

In November 2005, Roger Hamilton sustained back injuries while working on the Mississippi River aboard the dredging vessel Pontchartrain, owned by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. He slipped and fell on the bottom step of a ladder on the outside of the vessel. A jury determined that Great Lakes was negligent in maintaining improper steps and decking aboard the vessel, and in attempting to conceal information regarding the reporting of the incident. The jury awarded Hamilton $1.22 million in damages (the final judgment was reduced by $44,800 by agreement between the parties).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation $1,177,691
Further Information Released
Law Firm Case Summary 3/11/2015
Verdict 8/21/2009
Complaint 10/3/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database