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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…

In re. Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litigation

Daimler AG and its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA reached an agreement to settle for approximately $700 million a consumer class action alleging the companies unlawfully misled consumers into purchasing certain “BlueTEC diesel” vehicles by misrepresenting the environmental impact of these vehicles during on-road driving. The lawsuit alleged Mercedes installed a “defeat device” that turned off or limited emissions reductions during real-world driving conditions.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
8/13/2020
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG $700,000,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Motion 9/14/2020
Daimler Press Release 8/13/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database