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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…

Mertik Maxitrol v. Honeywell (Copyright Infringement)

Mertik Maxitrol Inc. sued Honeywell in courts in Germany and the United States claiming copyright infringement and unfair competition with regard to Honeywell’s sale, distribution, and advertising of a gas control valve. Mertik Maxitrol alleges that Honeywell was producing in China an unauthorized copy of Mertik Maxitrol’s gas valve and was marketing and selling the counterfeit valve throughout Europe. In March 2011, it was announced that Mertik Maxitrol settled the German lawsuit for an undisclosed amount and would continue pursuing its U.S. claims.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of U.S. Complaint
6/8/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/20/2011

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