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…

Fiser v. Dell (Breach of Contract)

Robert Fiser filed a class-action lawsuit against Dell in New Mexico after buying a Dell computer online in 2003 that he alleges came with less memory than had been promised on the web site. His lawsuit includes claims of breach of contract, breach of express and implied warranty, unjust enrichment, unfair trade practices and false advertising. The New Mexico Court of Appeals ordered Fiser’s case to go to arbitration as an individual lawsuit based on provisions contained in the terms and conditions in Fiser’s purchase agreement, but in June 2008 the state Supreme Court ruled that the arbitration provision was invalid.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Dell, Inc. $0
Further Information Released
NM Court of Appeals Opinion 8/13/2008
NM Supreme Court Opinion 8/13/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database