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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…

Argos v. Maersk (Breach of Contract)

British retailer Argos sued Maersk in the British High Court seeking damages of $13.9 million for allegedly breaching a contract to transport 10,000 40-foot containers from the Far East to Britain in 2010 and 2011. Argos claimed Maersk wrongfully repudiated and/or renounced the contract when Maersk announced in January 2010 that it could no longer guarantee space for the containers at the agreed price and that Argos would need to increase the payment from $930 to $2,730 dollars per container. In November 2010, it was reported that Maersk and Argos reached a confidential, out-of-court settlement.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
11/24/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AP Moller-Maersk A/S Undisclosed
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database