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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…

Defective Seat Belt

A federal jury ordered Honeywell International Inc. to pay $24 million in damages to the parents of Lauren Frazier, who died when a seat belt manufactured by Honeywell failed in an accident in which her Chevrolet Tahoe flipped over. The jury found the seat belt defective and attributed 5 percent of the fault to General Motors and 95 percent to Honeywell. In August 2007, the judge reduced the award to $9.75 million.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
2/15/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $9,750,000
Further Information Released
Remittitur Opinion 10/11/2007
Complaint 9/8/2007
Remittitur Order 9/8/2007
Verdict 9/8/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database