US Steel Cos. Can't Skirt Import Tariff Conspiracy Claims

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A trio of ferrosilicon producers on Monday failed to shake allegations that they conspired with other U.S. companies to wheedle trade regulators into imposing duties on Brazilian exporters of the material, after a Washington federal judge determined the exporters had properly pleaded their case.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer denied separate motions to dismiss filed by CC Metals & Alloys Inc., Elkem Metals Inc. and Applied Industrial Materials Corp., rejecting the U.S. companies' contention that their Brazilian competitors' suit fell short for lack of personal...
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