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CDF Chief Testifies to Dangers of Tariffs on Upholstery Industry

In testimony to a U.S. trade representative, David Rumbarger, the leader for economic development in Tupelo and Lee County, Miss. said the proposed tariffs on upholstery fabric from China will result in significant job losses for furniture manufacturers, according to a report from WTVA 9 News.

Varidesk Takes More Than 30 Companies to Court Over Patent Infringement

Varidesk has gone to the International Trade Commission (ITC) to protect the design of its patented height-adjustable standing desk.

CPSC Ends Third-Party Testing for Engineered Wood Products Under CPSIA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a final rule on June 22 determining that untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard) do not contain lead and, therefore, are not required to have third-party testing for compliance with the lead content requirements for children’s products under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).

Law Firm Investigating Shareholder Claims Against RH

The Shuman Law Firm has announced that it is investigating potential shareholder claims against certain officers and directors of home furnishings retailer RH (NYSE: RH).

Feldman Shepherd Files Lawsuit Against Ikea

The law firm of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Weinstock & Dodig LLP has filed a lawsuit against Ikea on behalf of a two-year-old California boy, Jozef Dudek, who was fatally injured after an Ikea Malm three-drawer dresser fell on top of him.

Supreme Court Rules Online Retailers Can Be Required to Collect Sales Tax

A 5-to-4 ruling handed down by the Supreme Court today states that online retailers can be required to collect sales tax, even if they have no physical, brick-and-mortar presence in the state.

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.