Gibson Brings On Crowell & Moring In Import Law Fight

Law360, New York (October 13, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Gibson Guitar Corp. on Wednesday brought out the big guns in its fight against the Lacey Act, the environmental law behind recent raids by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegedly criminal ebony imports, hiring Crowell & Moring LLP to argue for the law's repeal.

An August raid at the company's Nashville, Tenn., headquarters was decried as government overreach by many, especially conservatives and rock musicians, and have made the guitar-maker's plight a hot-button issue for the Tea Party crowd. Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz announced the...
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Case Title

United States of America v. Ebony Wood in Various Forms


Case Number

3:10-cv-00747

Court

Tennessee Middle

Nature of Suit

Drug Related Seizure of Property

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William J. Haynes, Jr

Date Filed

August 8, 2010


Case Title

United States of America v. 25 Bundles of Indian Ebony Wood


Case Number

3:11-cv-00913

Court

Tennessee Middle

Nature of Suit

Forfeit/Penalty: Agriculture

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William J. Haynes, Jr

Date Filed

September 26, 2011

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