Kahrs Loses Suit Over Wood Flooring Classification

Law360, New York (September 21, 2009, 4:21 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has found in favor of the U.S. government in a dispute over duties on imported wood flooring panels, dismissing Kahrs International Inc.'s reasonable care claim and granting summary judgment to the government on several other causes of action.

In an 87-page ruling handed down Friday, Judge Gregory W. Carman of the U.S. Court of International Trade found that the government did not err when it reclassified the wood flooring in question and liquidated six entries at a duty rate of 8 percent ad...
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