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CIT Grants $2.8M Default Judgment Against Rupari For Fraud

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Friday granted the federal government’s request for a default judgment of nearly $2.8 million against Rupari Food Services Inc., a now-defunct meat and barbecue distributor accused of falsely claiming back in the ’90s that imports of frozen Chinese crawfish were from Thailand to avoid paying antidumping duties.

In a 27-page opinion, Judge Gary S. Katzmann said that in a case “whose background spans more than two decades,” the federal government had sufficiently alleged that Rupari had committed fraud and...
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