Andrea D. Solorzano

Andrea D. SolorzanoClass of 2015
Staff Member, Volume 39

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Federal Circuit Will Reconsider Personal Liability of Corporate Officer's Grossly Negligent Misrepresentation to Customs

A corporate officer of an importer of record is not directly liable for gross negligence when misrepresenting the value of imported merchandise to Customs and Border Protection, according to the Federal Circuit Appeals Court ruling in United States v. Trek Leather, Inc. on July 30, 2013. This seemingly well settled principle, based on traditional notions of personal liability protection under the corporate law shield, will soon be tested because the Federal Circuit has granted the U.S. Government’s petition for an en banc rehearing of this case.


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