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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…

Mody v. General Electric (Age and Racial Discrimination)

Dr. Hemant K. Mody, a General Electric Co.-employed engineer of Indian descent, sued the company alleging age and racial discrimination and retaliation. He accused GE of discriminating against him based on his race/national origin and age in matters involving promotions, job assignments and benefits, and then illegally firing him after he complained about the discriminatory treatment. Mody prevailed at trial, ultimately winning $652,768 in back pay, $730,406 in front pay, $626,171 in liquidated damages pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, $500,000 in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. In October 2007, the judge reduced the punitive damages award to $5 million, but reiterated his support of the jury’s finding of a “significant degree of reprehensible conduct.” He also awarded Mody, who died in April 2007, $630,129 in attorney fees and $29,088 in costs.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Final Judgment
11/15/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric $8,168,562
Further Information Released
Remittitur Order 10/26/2007
Complaint 8/30/2007
Final Judgment 8/30/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database