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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…

Shubert v. Federal Express Corporation (Breach of Contract)

From 1996-1997, FedEx imposed a 2% fuel surcharge that was not dictated in their Service Guide. After one failed attempt to state a cause of action, the plaintiff succeeded in finding a cause of action under a charge of breach of contract. FedEx Corporation settled for an undisclosed refund in the form of coupons. The Illinois State Court found that there was sufficient evidence for a cause of action based on the tort of a breach of contract.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
6/30/1999
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
FedEx Corporation Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Court Opinion 8/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database