Boot Maker Takes Ugg Import Duty Fight To High Court

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 7:40 PM EST) -- Deckers Outdoor Corp. asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the Federal Circuit erred in deferring to U.S. Customs and Border Protection's definitions when it rejected the company's claims that its popular Ugg boots should have been subject to lower duties. 

The company filed a petition for certiorari seeking to overturn the Federal Circuit's May 8, 2013, decision affirming a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling that Ugg boots should be classified as "footwear of the slip-on type," which is subject to duties of 37.5 percent. Deckers had...
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