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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…

RealNetworks Antitrust Lawsuit

Digital media company RealNetworks settled antitrust claims against Microsoft for $761 million. RealNetworks claimed that Microsoft illegally used its power as a monopoly to control the digital media market by forcing computer manufacturers to include Microsoft’s media player while restricting competing players.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/11/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation $761,000,000
Further Information Released
Microsoft Press Release 10/11/2005

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database