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…

Leavitt v. Johnson & Johnson (Asbestos in Talc)

Teresa Leavitt alleged that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder-based products caused her mesothelioma. Leavitt alleged that J&J knew its talc-based products were contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos but hid that information from its customers. A California state court jury awarded Leavitt $29.5 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johnson & Johnson $29,500,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 3/13/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database