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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…

Bullock v. Volkswagen, et al. (Volkswagen Passat Crash)

A federal jury awarded Cheryl Bullock and her husband $8 million in a case involving a September 2011 automobile accident in which Cheryl was permanently injured. Bullock’s 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDI suddenly accelerated out of her control, causing the vehicle to leave the road and overturn. The lawsuit alleged that Volkswagen Group of America and Honeywell International were aware that a defect in the vehicle’s turbo charger, manufactured by Honeywell, could cause sudden acceleration. The jury found that Cheryl Bullock was 40 percent responsible for the accident and that Volkswagen and Honeywell were 60 percent responsible.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
9/2/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. Unknown
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 9/3/2015
Verdict 9/2/2015
Complaint 2/8/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database