Hartford Challenges Surety Bonds On Garlic Imports

Law360, New York (February 10, 2010, 7:03 PM EST) -- Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has initiated the latest in a string of court actions claiming it owes no money under surety bond obligations to the U.S. government for the period when anti-dumping duty proceeds stopped being treated as U.S. revenue.

In a bare-bones summons lodged Tuesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, Hartford challenges rates on 28 shipments of garlic imported via the country's San Francisco, Calif., port in September and October 2006.

The summons contains no information on the names of the exporters or...
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