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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…

Meister v. Verizon New Jersey et al. (Personal Injury)

Verizon New Jersey Inc. paid $125 million (plus $216,180 in legal expenses) to resolve claims by Maria Meister, who was injured in Union City, New Jersey, in January 2017 after a rotted utility pole fell and hit her. The pole was jointly owned by Verizon and Public Service Electric & Gas. PSE&G allegedly ordered Verizon to remove the pole in 1999.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
5/4/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $125,216,180
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 5/4/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database