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…

Jose Fragoso, et al. v. American Optical Corp, et al. (Negligence)

“On or about May 29, 2003, a proceeding entitled Jose Fragoso, et al. v. American Optical Corp., et al. was filed in the 404th Judicial District Court of Cameron County, Texas, by approximately 160 plaintiffs who alleged negligence and claimed unspecified damages for exposure to silica while working at an unspecified location. Nine similar lawsuits were filed on behalf of approximately 568 additional plaintiffs in the same county by the same law firm. The number of plaintiffs was subsequently reduced to approximately 268. JRMI has entered into a settlement agreement with all plaintiffs who have alleged claims against JRMI, and a dismissal is pending before the court.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
McDermott, Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
SEC 10-K (p. 103 of 141) 8/31/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database