Insurer Can Fight Ruling On Crawfish Duties: Fed. Circ.

Law360, Washington (August 11, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that Hartford Fire Insurance Co. was not time-barred from contesting liability for unpaid import duties on Chinese-imported crawfish, reversing a U.S. Court of International Trade decision against the insurer.

The CIT had ruled that Hartford was barred from challenging its liability under its surety contract for the imports on the grounds that it knew of its potential protest grounds in time to file its protest administratively within the provided time period.

“We conclude that the [CIT] erred in determining that the...
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