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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…

Baltimore County Gasoline Leak – Civil Litigation (2009)

More than 300 residents of the Jacksonville area of northern Baltimore County, Maryland, sued Exxon Mobil for a discharge of more than 25,000 gallons of gasoline at a service station in January 2006. An underground pipe at the site leaked gasoline into the ground for over one month. In March 2009, a jury found Exxon liable and awarded a total of nearly $150 million in damages for medical expenses, diminution of property values and emotional distress. In February 2012, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court reduced the damages to approximately $60 million. In February 2013, the Maryland high court threw out all damages and remanded several plaintiffs’ claims for a new trial. See related Exxon Mobil instance, “Gasoline Leak (Baltimore County, Md.).”

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
3/12/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Exxon Mobil $0
Further Information Released
Md. Court of Appeals Opinion 2/28/2013
Exxon Press Release 4/7/2009

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database