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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Dell, Inc.

27 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $188.9M in penalties

Dell is a multinational information technology company that sells computers and related products and services for consumer, business and government markets. Dell manufactures personal computers, servers, data storage devices, network switches, software and peripherals.

Correspondence Date
Letter to Dell 8/24/2006
Response from Dell 8/24/2006
Second Letter to Dell 11/17/2006
Third Letter to Dell 6/6/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #80 $703.4M
2015 #80 $757.1M
2014 #72 $774.5M
2013 #61 $921.9M
2012 #51 $1,295.0M
2011 #45 $1,422.9M

27 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

5 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
9/1/2017 Dell EMC Sex and Gender Identity Discrimination
Dell, Inc.
$110,000
4/29/2015 Restraining Competition in Taiwan
Dell, Inc.
$65,000
11/26/2013 Crossroads Systems v. Dell (Patent Infringement)
Dell, Inc.
Pending
8/22/2013 Wise v. Dell (Age Discrimination)
Dell, Inc.
$889,019
12/8/2011 Gager v. Dell Financial Services (Violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act)
Dell, Inc.
Pending
2/3/2011 SEC v. DeVore (Insider Trading)
Dell, Inc.
Pending
12/10/2010 U.S. v. DeVore (Insider Trading)
Dell, Inc.
$145,950
8/27/2010 SEC v. Imhoff and Davis (Accounting Irregularities)
Dell, Inc.
$247,207
7/22/2010 Accounting Irregularities
Dell, Inc.
$111,171,736
11/20/2009 Accounting Irregularities (Securities Litigation)
Dell, Inc.
$40,000,000
11/2/2009 New Orleans Surveillance Camera Unfair Competition
Dell, Inc.
$12,800,000
9/28/2009 Accounting Irregularities (Derivative Litigation)
Dell, Inc.
$1,750,000
7/30/2009 Taiwan Online Pricing Glitch
Dell, Inc.
$30,000
1/12/2009 Misleading Financing and Service Offers
Dell, Inc.
$3,350,000
10/29/2008 Chapman v. Dell (Gender and Age Discrimination)
Dell, Inc.
$0
10/29/2008 Hubley v. Dell (Gender Discrimination)
Dell, Inc.
$9,100,000
4/4/2008 Alcatel-Lucent Patent Infringement
Dell, Inc.
$51,000
12/19/2007 Big Sky Battery, Inc. v. Dell (Defective Monitor)
Dell, Inc.
$0
12/14/2007 Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit
Dell, Inc.
$0
12/5/2007 Touch Screen Patent Infringement
Dell, Inc.
Pending
11/1/2007 Advanced Internet Technologies v. Dell (Defective Desktop Computers)
Dell, Inc.
$0
9/28/2007 Insider Trading
Dell, Inc.
$358,566
7/2/2007 International Contract Dispute
Dell, Inc.
$3,600,000
5/14/2007 Fraud, False Advertising, Deceptive Business Practices
Dell, Inc.
$4,000,000
2/8/2007 Norman et al. v. Dell (Wage and Hour Class Action)
Dell, Inc.
$0
12/13/2006 Carideo v. Dell (Defective Laptop Computers)
Dell, Inc.
$0
10/6/2006 Omstead v. Dell (Defective Notebook Computers)
Dell, Inc.
$0
7/7/2006 'Dual Display' Patent Infringement
Dell, Inc.
$380,000
7/8/2004 Fiser v. Dell (Breach of Contract)
Dell, Inc.
Pending
5/13/1999 Misleading Advertisements
Dell, Inc.
$0
4/2/1998 Violation of FTC Mail Order Policy
Dell, Inc.
$800,000
6/17/1997 Violations of Export Administration Regulations
Dell, Inc.
$50,000

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