Gov't Dodges Suit Claiming It Unlawfully Seized Auto Parts

Law360 (February 22, 2019, 7:32 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge on Friday tossed a suit alleging that the federal government illegally seized an auto parts supplier's imported repair grilles under the guise of trademark violations, finding that the company had other legal options it should have pursued first.

U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika determined that LKQ Corp. statutorily has the ability to compel U.S. Customs and Border Protection to refer the dispute to the U.S. attorneys where the products were seized rather than litigate the matter in the District of Delaware, according to her order granting the federal government's motion to dismiss.

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February 7, 2018

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