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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…

Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation Settlement

Johnson & Johnson paid $60 million to settle antitrust litigation brought by 32 states and private litigants against contact lens manufacturers and the American Optometric Association. The lawsuits alleged the defendants conspired to keep the price of contact lenses high by making them available only from eye care professionals, retail optical stores, and certain merchandisers. J&J agreed to distribute at least $30 million in rebates, pay up to $5 million in cash or coupons to consumers who formerly wore J&J contact lenses, and pay $25 million in cash into a settlement fund.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
5/22/2001
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Johnson & Johnson $60,000,000
Further Information Released
California AG Press Release 5/22/2001

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database