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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…

D’Ulisse v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. (Asbestos)

Alfred D’Ulisse worked at a New York brake relining shop for many years. In 2004, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of cancer he alleged was caused in part by exposure to brake parts manufactured by DaimlerChrysler Corp. that contained asbestos. The jury returned a verdict in favor of D’Ulisse, finding that he was exposed to asbestos in DaimlerChrysler’s old brake linings and that DaimlerChrysler was negligent and acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others in failing to provide warnings of the hazards of asbestos. The jury found DaimlerChrysler 10 percent at fault and awarded D’Ulisse $25 million in damages. (Two other non-settling defendants were also found liable, but because those companies no longer exist and DaimlerChrysler was found to have acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others, DaimlerChrysler is responsible for the full amount of the verdict under New York law.)

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
11/22/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG $25,000,000
Further Information Released
Ruling on Post-Trial Motion 9/6/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database