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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…

Skold v. Intel Corporation and HP (Pentium 4 Lawsuit)

A class-action lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County, California, alleged that Hewlett-Packard and Intel misled the public by misrepresenting the performance capabilities of the Intel Pentium 4 processor. In July 2014, it was reported that the lawsuit settled with Intel agreeing to pay $15 to every U.S. consumer who purchased a computer equipped with a first-generation Pentium 4 processor between November 20, 2000 and June 30, 2002. Intel also agreed to pay $4 million to a computer and education nonprofit. As part of the settlement, plaintiffs agreed to release HP from all claims of liability.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
7/18/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Hewlett-Packard Company $0
Further Information Released
2008 Form 10-K (p. 147 of 174) 12/18/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database