Recent Successes That We Are Aware Of
- We were able to remove our client from the Office of Foreign Assets Control's SDN list.
- Customs broker penalties of $30,000 and $10,000 cancelled.
- The only litigated drawback penalty case since 1993 reduced to appx. $13,000 from appx. $365,000.
- Detroit Customs remitted a counterfeit penalty of $197,535 in full.
- Litigation in U S District Court for Puerto Rico resulted in Customs being barred from assessing
counterfeit penalties based on an alleged UL trademark violation.
- Recovered $25,000 in Customs duties based on drawback claims being litigated in the USCIT.
- Counterfeit penalty, 1526(f), of $594,000 – Cancelled
- Counterfiet penalty, 1526(f), of $26,325 – Cancelled
- Broker penalty of $30,000 mitigated to $6,000
- In transit liquidated damage claim reduced from $30,474 to $1,125
- Customs penalty for bond violation reduced from $171,189 to $2,700.
- Customs liquidated damages for bond violation reduced from $43,909 to $3,000.
- 3 containers of clothing detained by Customs released.
- 164.45% dumping duty cash deposit rate reduced to 56.98% retroactively.
- Liquidated damages of $184,905 for failure to redeliver; $1,500 offer of compromise accepted by Customs.
- Liquidated damages of $37,500 mitigated to $625.00 by Customs
- In U.S. v. UPS Customhouse Brokerage, Inc., Slip Op. 10-11 the government failed to prove it was entitled to custom broker penalties.
- In U.S. v. Saad Nigri, Slip Op. 10-5 the judge dismissed Nigri from the section 1592 penalty litigation because the lawsuit against him was baseless.
- Our Colombian client was removed from OFAC's SDN list.