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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…

Patent Infringement and Illegal Monopolization

“Northrop Grumman Corporation… reached a settlement agreement in antitrust and patent infringement lawsuits filed against Honeywell, Inc…. Under the agreement Honeywell has agreed to pay Northrop Grumman $440 million in cash, $220 million of which will be paid in 2001, with the balance due in July 2002. Northrop Grumman stated that the settlement agreement resolved all aspects of the litigation.” “The suits accused Honeywell of patent infringement and illegal monopolization of the inertial reference systems market for large commercial air transport, commuter and business aircraft.”

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
12/21/2001
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $440,000,000
Further Information Released
Northrop Grumman Press Release 10/11/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database