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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…

Caldera Systems Antitrust Lawsuit

Microsoft and Caldera Inc. settled antitrust claims involving competing versions of a personal computer disk operating system. Caldera claimed Microsoft illegally tied Windows 95 to its MS-DOS operating system and created artificial incompatibilities between Windows and Caldera’s operating system.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
1/11/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Microsoft Corporation Undisclosed
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database