US Wants In On Whistleblower Suit Over Apparel Duties

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 5:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday asked to step into a whistleblower suit in New York federal court alleging that a women's apparel importer made false statements to U.S. Customs and Border Protection as part of a ploy to skirt import duties.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York filed a motion to intervene in a False Claims Act suit against Siouni & Zar Corp. and Dana Kay Inc. The suit was initially lodged by an unnamed whistleblower, and alleges that the companies...
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