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Berkshire Failed to Apply Sokol Rule at RV Unit, Ex-Manager Says

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which investigated former executive David Sokol and said he violated insider-trading rules, failed to enforce its code of ethics when told of abuses at its recreational-vehicle unit, according to an ex-manager who is suing the company.

The board didn’t give such a review to accusations of fraud against Peter Liegl, head of the Forest River subsidiary, said Berkshire Chief Financial Officer Marc Hamburg in a sworn statement included in a court filing this week. Hamburg was deposed by lawyers for Brad Mart, who said he was unfairly fired in his suit against Berkshire, Forest River and Liegl.