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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…

IBM Antitrust Settlement

Microsoft agreed to pay IBM $775 million to settle claims growing out of the antitrust lawsuit the U.S. Department of Justice brought against Microsoft in 1995. IBM also received a $75 million credit toward the use of Microsoft software. The settlement addressed discriminatory pricing and overcharge claims stemming from the federal antitrust case. The claims first emerged in the late 1980’s when Microsoft and IBM agreed to develop the OS/2 operating system and Microsoft proceeded to develop its Windows operating system, undercutting the agreement.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
7/1/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation $850,000,000
Further Information Released
IBM Press Release 7/1/2005
Microsoft Press Release 7/1/2005

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database