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…

ATA Airlines v. FedEx (Breach of Contract)

ATA Airlines Inc. filed a lawsuit against FedEx Corp. alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty by FedEx. ATA claimed that FedEx, which leads a team of airlines flying military charter flights, ousted ATA from the team in violation of a contract and forced ATA into bankruptcy. FedEx filed a counterclaim against ATA, claiming ATA breached the contract by ceasing operations. In October 2010, a jury returned a $66 million verdict in favor of ATA ($22 million in lost profits for fiscal year 2008, and $44 million in lost profits for fiscal year 2009).

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $65,998,411
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 10/26/2010
Verdict Form 10/26/2010
Complaint 8/15/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database