Ford Fights For Refund Of Unconstitutional Export Tax

Law360, New York (August 5, 2009, 1:25 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to force the federal government to refund harbor maintenance taxes the automaker paid between 1987 and July 1990, which the U.S. Supreme Court subsequently deemed unconstitutional.

Ford filed a motion Tuesday opposing the government's July 2 request for summary judgment and reiterating its own bid for partial summary judgment.

The auto giant sued the U.S. government in August 2006, contesting federal authorities' decision not to refund all HMT payments on exports after the Supreme Court...
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