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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…

Lubitz, et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. (Consumer Class Action)

A nationwide class action lawsuit was filed in New Jersey state court against DaimlerChrysler over a problem with the front brakes on over 1 million 1999-2004 model Jeep Grand Cherokees. The lawsuit alleged that after as little as 5,000 miles, the steering wheel and front wheels shake, causing drivers to encounter severe vibrations and sometimes brake failure. A $14.5 million settlement was approved by the court in December 2006.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
12/26/2006
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG $14,500,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Notice 6/16/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database