9th Circ. Nixes Suit Over US-Canada Lumber Deal

Law360, New York (December 2, 2010, 1:59 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a judge's dismissal of a suit lodged by environmental activists who claimed the Bush administration broke federal laws when it gave two timber industry nonprofits $350 million from the settlement of a long-standing trade dispute with Canada.

In a ruling Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with the judge's determination that the plaintiffs — a group of nonprofit forest advocacy organizations — lacked standing to bring their claims against...
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