Fed. Circ. Revives Dispute Over Canadian Lumber Deal

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday revived a lawsuit brought by domestic lumber companies over a provision of the government's 2006 softwood lumber agreement with Canada that cut them out of $500 million in settlement money.

A three-judge panel found that the U.S. Court of International Trade had wrongly thrown out the domestic companies' challenge to a portion of the agreement for lack of subject matter jurisdiction between the Office of the U.S Trade Representative and Canada addressing subsidies to Canadian lumber companies. The contested provision calls...
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