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CIT Chucks Suit Over Pending Lumber Protests

Law360 (February 14, 2011, 2:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade has tossed a customs broker's suit seeking to force U.S. Customs and Border Protection to issue a decision on more than 300 protests it filed over softwood lumber products, saying it lacks jurisdiction.

CIT Judge Richard K. Eaton issued an opinion and order Thursday granting a dismissal bid from the United States on plaintiff Norman G. Jensen Inc.'s claims.

Jensen filed the case in April, seeking a writ of mandamus to compel Customs to rule on 308 protests. The protests...
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