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…

Bunch v. Maersk Line Ltd. (Personal Injury)

David Michael Bunch sustained serious injuries when fell aboard the container ship Maersk Texas in 2002. While performing work in one of the ship’s holds, he fell 9 ½ feet when he failed to see a drop-off in the center of a walkway. He alleged Maersk knew of the hazard but failed to correct it. The jury awarded Bunch $3.84 million, but reduced it to $2.95 million after deciding he was 30 percent responsible.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
AP Moller-Maersk A/S $2,950,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 5/2/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database