CIT Sides With US In Ugg Boot Duty Dispute

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday dismissed Deckers Outdoor Corp.'s claims over duties on the company's Ugg boots, siding with the federal government's argument that customs officials had not misclassified the line of popular footwear.

CIT Judge Gregory W. Carman, drawing on definitions from footwear industry dictionaries, granted a U.S. motion for summary judgment against Deckers. The judge found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had correctly characterized Ugg Classic Crochet model boots as slip-on footwear and was right to impose duties corresponding to...
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