US Moves To Toss Ford Suit Over Drawback Claims

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. is seeking to toss a dispute with Ford Motor Co. over whether the government is entitled to recover refunds it gave the carmaker on import duties the company paid for merchandise that never entered the marketplace.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection filed a motion to dismiss Tuesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade. The government argues that the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction to hear the drawback dispute.

Ford filed suit to stop the government from liquidating...
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