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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…

Phillips v. Honeywell (Asbestos Exposure)

The spouse and children of James Lester Phillips sued Honeywell, alleging Phillips’ mesothelioma was caused in part by exposure to asbestos contained in automobile brakes manufactured by Bendix—a former unit of AlliedSignal, which merged with Honeywell. Phillips worked on brakes throughout the 1970s and 1980s and was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012. A California state court awarded Phillips’ family over $5.8 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict Announcement
6/2/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $5,876,540
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 6/2/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database