Insurers, US Want Dumping Duty Surety Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce and a group of insurance companies including the Hartford Cos. and Great American Insurance Cos. have asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to throw out a $723 million purported class action by domestic producers of honey, garlic, crawfish and mushrooms over surety bonds issued to importers of those products to cover anti-dumping duties.

In motions to dismiss filed Friday, the government and the insurers maintain that the domestic producers failed to allege actual or imminent injury and failed to state...
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