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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…

Stanford University Toxic Pollution

Stanford University sued Hewlett-Packard for alleged toxic contamination of Stanford property in Palo Alto, California. The lawsuit, filed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), alleges Hewlett-Packard Company and its corporate successors discharged polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and trichloroethylene (TCE) onto the property between 1970 and 2005, necessitating a cleanup that cost the university millions of dollars.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
2/23/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Hewlett-Packard Company $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/23/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database