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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…

SolidFX v. Jeppesen Sanderson (Breach of Contract, Fraud)

SolidFX alleged that Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Sanderson breached a contract with SolidFX to develop software allowing airplane pilots to access Jeppesen terminal charts (often referred to by pilots as “Jepp charts,” or “Jepps”) on e-book viewers or tablets. SolidFX claimed that Jeppesen breached the agreement in 2010 by refusing to grant SolidFX a license to use Jeppesen’s propriety technology so that SolidFX could develop an app for the iPad. SolidFX claimed that Jeppesen stalled SolidFX while Jeppesen secretly developed its own iPad app. In April 2014, a jury ordered Jeppesen to pay SolidFX $43.1 million in damages. SolidFX was also awarded $622,000 in pre-judgment interest and costs.

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Original Complaint
6/3/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company $43,718,205
Further Information Released
Revised Final Judgment 2/3/2015
Third Amended Complaint 5/29/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database