American Signature Fails To Block Duty Reassessment

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A judge on Tuesday denied American Signature Inc.'s bid for a temporary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Commerce from reassessing duties against the importer for wooden bedroom furniture from China, as well as dissolving a temporary restraining order.

American Signature had sought the injunctive relief in the U.S. Court of International Trade, but Judge Leo M. Gordon ruled Tuesday the importer could not demonstrate irreparable harm.

The judge, however, did note that American Signature was likely to succeed on the merits of its claim challenging...
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