Lumber Liquidators Case Highlights Lacey Act Risk

Law360, New York (June 11, 2015, 9:22 AM EDT) -- On April 29, 2015, Lumber Liquidators Inc. announced in its most recent 10-Q that the U.S. Department of Justice plans to pursue criminal charges surrounding allegations the company illegally imported wood in violation of the Lacey Act, 16 USC § 3371 et seq. On the heels of this announcement, some leadership reorganization and disappointing earnings, Lumber Liquidator shares were trading as much as 20 percent lower.

The development with Lumber Liquidators demonstrates that, since its unsuccessful attempts to prosecute Gibson Guitar Corp., the federal government has...
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