Feds Say CIT Has No Jurisdiction In Hartford Bond Suit

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 2:16 PM EDT) -- Federal lawyers are arguing that the U.S. Court of International Trade lacks jurisdiction over Hartford Fire Insurance Co.'s suit aiming to recoup more than $270,000 in surety bonds it issued to a China-based importer that was busted for evading anti-dumping duties on crawfish tailmeat.

Thursday's U.S. Department of Justice filing, in the U.S. Court of International Trade, is the latest in the back-and-forth over the government's April motion to dismiss the unusual residual jurisdiction case initially lodged by the insurer in February 2007.

The litigation involves...
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