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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…

Venegas Morga v. FedEx (Wrongful Death)

A New Mexico state court jury awarded the family of Mariali Venegas Morga more than $165 million in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a June 2011 incident in which a FedEx truck crashed into Venegas Morga’s vehicle on I-10 outside Las Cruces, killing her and her daughter. Venegas Morga had allegedly pulled over to the side of the road with her hazard lights on when the FedEx truck crashed into her at 65 miles an hour. The lawsuit alleged that the FedEx driver fell asleep behind the wheel and was not adequately trained. The jury awarded $165.5 million in damages and found FedEx and two of its contractors 95 percent responsible.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
1/23/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation Unknown
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 1/27/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database