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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…

New Market Vehicle Canadian Export Antitrust Lawsuits

Approximately 80 class-action lawsuits were filed on behalf of purchasers of new motor vehicles in the U.S. since January 1, 2001 against General Motors and other car manufacturers alleging a conspiracy to prevent the U.S. sale of vehicles produced for the Canadian market and sold in Canada. The lawsuits alleged that new vehicle prices in Canada are 10% to 30% lower than those in the U.S., and that preventing the sale of these vehicles in the U.S. resulted in the payment of higher than competitive prices by U.S. consumers. Without conceding liability, General Motors of Canada Limited agreed to settle several state court cases in 2011 for $21 million.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
2/27/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Motors Corp. $21,000,000
Further Information Released
Form 10-K (excerpt) 2/27/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database