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…

737 Max 8 Crashes Civil Litigation

Lawsuits were filed against Boeing over two crashes of its 737 Max 8 commercial aircraft—one in October 2018 involving Lion Air flight JT 610 and one in March 2019 involving Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302. The lawsuits allege that the accidents occurred because Boeing defectively designed a new flight control system for the aircraft that automatically and erroneously pushed the aircraft’s nose down, and because Boeing failed to warn of the defect. Many of the Lion Air lawsuits reportedly settled over the course of 2019. In November 2021, Boeing accepted liability for the Ethiopian Airlines crash, clearing the way for the award of compensatory damages in negligence and wrongful death lawsuits filed in Illinois federal court.

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database