Gov't Fires Back In Del Monte's Fed. Circ. Tuna Tariff Appeal

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Monday pushed back in Del Monte Corp.'s Federal Circuit appeal that alleges flavored tuna pouches it imported were misclassified as “tuna in oil,” saying the designation is appropriate even if there are only trace amounts of oil in the packs.

In a reply brief, the government said the U.S. Court of International Trade correctly granted summary judgment in its favor on the San Francisco-based food company's claim that its StarKist brand tuna products, Albacore Lemon & Cracked Pepper and Yellowfin Lightly Seasoned,...
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