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Importer Pays $500K to Settle Charges It Evaded Duties

Home Furnishings Resource Group, a supplier of furniture used in college dormitories, has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims that it made false statements on customs documents to avoid paying anti-dumping duties on bedroom furniture imported from China.

High Court Agrees to Hear Latest Challenge to Internet Sales Tax Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a South Dakota case that seeks to overturn a 1992 ruling allowing internet retailers to avoid collecting sales tax on purchases made in states where they have no physical presence.

AHFA Supports House Bill to Adopt National Flammability Rules

The American Home Furnishings Alliance has thrown its support behind a bill in the U.S. House that would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to adopt California’s upholstery flammability standard as the federal flammability standard.

Mattress Firm Sues Tuft & Needle Over Advertising Campaign

Bedding retailer Mattress Firm has filed suit against online mattress heavyweight Tuft & Needle, accusing the company of false advertising and infringing on several Mattress Firm trademarks.

Sears Canada Asks Court to Liquidate, Close Remaining Stores

Struggling retailer Sears Canada said Tuesday it will ask the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for permission to liquidate its remaining stores and cease operations.

Casper Hit with Patent Infringement Suit by Serta Simmons Bedding

Serta Simmons Bedding has filed a patent infringement suit against Casper, accusing the online mattress heavyweight of infringing on three patents in the new Casper Wave mattress.

Serta Simmons Bedding Accuses Bob’s of False Advertising

Serta Simmons Bedding has filed suit against Bob’s Discount Furniture, accusing the fast-growing retailer of false advertising, and demanding the company stop running two television spots that compare a Bob’s mattress with a Simmons Beautyrest Black model.

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