Seattle Employment & Whistleblower Blog

Teller Law Files Successful Qui Tam Lawsuit on Behalf of Former Employee of BidBuy Auctions, Leading to $430K Settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that BidBuy Auctions, LLC (“BidBuy”), has agreed to pay $430,000 to resolve allegations that it undervalued light trucks imported from Canada in order to avoid paying significantly higher import duties. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act by Teller Law on behalf of a former BidBuy employee. As a reward for exposing the customs and duties fraud, the whistleblower will receive 23% of the recovery, totalling nearly $100,000.