Kohl's Sues U.S., Citing Discriminatory Import Duties

Law360, New York (June 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Kohl's Department Stores Inc. has filed a complaint against the United States in the U.S. Court of International Trade, accusing the defendant of unconstitutional gender discrimination based on alleged discrepancies between import duties on men's and women's apparel and footwear.

The disparities between duties on apparel for males and females constitutes unlawful gender discrimination and violates the equal protection guarantees of the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause, according to the complaint Kohl's filed Thursday.

Kohl's paid customs duties on imports of certain apparel and footwear for...
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