A Virginia importer of Chinese mirrored furniture that became popular when Kim Kardashian selected it for her mansion bedroom has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle claims it improperly evaded federal anti-dumping duties, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The settlement of the whistleblower suit against Bassett Mirror Inc. follows a similar $15 million settlement last year by Bassett’s co-defendant, Z Gallerie of California, said Atlanta attorney Page Pate. Pate represents whistleblower Kelly Renee Wells, who filed the suit. Wells, a merchant in Huntsville, Alabama, sells furniture online, the lawyer said.
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