US Loses Bid For $17M Primrose Oil Default Judgment

Law360, New York (November 4, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade has denied the U.S. a $17.73 million default judgment against a Scottish company it accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme to import evening primrose oil despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban.

Judge Timothy C. Stanceu said in a decision issued Tuesday that the U.S. failed to sufficiently calculate the domestic value of the food additive that Callanish Ltd. allegedly helped import — a key shortcoming since the requested civil penalty under the Tariff Act of 1930 can't...
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