Judge Cuts Off US' Judgment Bid In Shorts Duties Spat

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 6:34 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied the U.S. government's attempt to collect civil penalties and duties from denim shorts importer Tip Top Pant Inc. in a dispute over the company's preferential treatment under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In an opinion and order issued Wednesday, Judge Timothy Stanceu of the U.S. Court of International Trade denied the U.S.' motion for summary judgment to recover a civil penalty of $55,646 and duties of $1,640, saying the government had failed to show it was entitled to a judgment...
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