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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…

Jimenez v. Chrysler Corp. (Defective Door Latch)

In October 1997, a federal jury in South Carolina awarded $262.5 million in damages to the family of a 6-year-old boy who was killed when the rear latch on their Dodge Caravan minivan malfunctioned and caused him to be ejected from the vehicle during an accident. The jury award was overturned on appeal in 2001, and the case was later settled for an undisclosed amount.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Jury Award
10/8/1997
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG Undisclosed
Further Information Released
SEC Form 20-F (excerpt) 2/25/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database