February 14, 2018
UK news site Retail Gazette quoted Phillips & Cohen’s Molly Knobler about her whistleblower case that alleged luxe UK clothing retailer Pure Collection evaded customs duties. The case settled for more than $900,000.
Pure Collection and its chief executive Samantha Harrison agreed to pay $908,100 (£653,223) to settle the lawsuit, and Patrick has become the first resident to collect a reward for revealing customs evasion under the False Claims Act.
Phillips & Cohen attorney Molly Knobler said: “One of the company’s marketing pitches to US customers was a promise that they wouldn’t have to pay customs duties on the merchandise they bought from Pure Collection online.