Importer's Suit Over Seized Aluminum Booted For 2nd Time

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday dismissed a Puerto Rican importer's lawsuit challenging the seizure of five entries of aluminum extrusions that allegedly had a false designation of origin, the second time in almost eight months that the dispute has been tossed from a federal court.

U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell said PRP Trading Corp. had failed to conclude out-of-court proceedings against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol before filing its lawsuit, meaning it hadn't exhausted its administrative remedies.

The ruling came a little more...
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