ITC Issues Import Ban In Rail Wheel Trade Secrets Case

Law360, New York (February 18, 2010, 2:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a 10-year ban preventing four companies from importing and selling cast-steel railway wheels made using the trade secrets of Chicago-based Amsted Industries Inc.

The ITC issued limited exclusion and cease-and-desist orders Tuesday against China-based Tianrui Group Co. Ltd. and Tianrui Group Foundry Co. Ltd. and Illinois-based Barber Tianrui Railway Supply LLC and Standard Car Truck Co. Inc.

The 10-year exclusion order prohibits the products at issue from entering the U.S. The cease-and-desist order bars the respondents from, among other...
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