USTR Defends $1B Canada Lumber Deal At Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT) -- The top U.S. trade negotiator on Friday defended a $1 billion cross-border settlement with Canada, urging the Federal Circuit to reject the latest appeal brought by a group of American lumber companies who claim they were unfairly cut out of the deal.

Attorneys representing U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman urged the appeals court to reject the lumber companies' petition for an en banc hearing and affirm its previous finding that the agency was acting within its authority when it excluded some U.S. producers from the Softwood Lumber...
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