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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…

America Online Antitrust Lawsuit

Microsoft paid AOL Time Warner $750 million and let AOL license Microsoft’s browser software royalty-free for seven years in a settlement agreement resolving an antitrust lawsuit. AOL alleged that Microsoft used anticompetitive business practices to ensure the dominance of its Internet Explorer browser over the Netscape browser.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
5/28/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation $750,000,000
Further Information Released
Microsoft Press Release 5/28/2003

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database