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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…

Moran v. Chrysler Corp. (Defective Seatbelt)

The family of Bart Moran sued DaimlerChrysler in Texas state court, claiming Moran died in a traffic accident due to a defective seatbelt buckle in his Dodge Caravan. In June 2000, the jury found the buckle defective in its design and responsible for Moran’s death, and the court awarded Moran’s family $6.7 million.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Damage Award
7/28/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG $6,700,000
Further Information Released
Case Summary 6/16/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database