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Chris Dupin Thursday, October 25, 2012

Splitting hairs?

   Various estimates on the width of human hairs range from .017 to .25 millimeters. An even smaller width figured in a steel duty dispute. (See: Arcelormittal Stainless Belgium v. United States and Allegheny Ludlum Corp. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. No. 11-1578. Sept. 7)    In 1998, Allegheny Ludlum and others petitioned the Commerce Department […]

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Chris Dupin Thursday, September 27, 2012

Delay is not a loss

   In this lawsuit (Channel Fabrics, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company. U.S. District Court, S.D. New York.  No. 11 Civ. 3483. Aug. 13.), Channel Fabrics alleged Hartford had improperly denied its insurance claim.    On or about April 15, 2010, Channel shipped a number of bales of woven fabric from Shanghai to a buyer […]

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Chris Dupin Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sittin’ on the dock of the bay…

   Greenpack of Puerto Rico appealed a U.S. District Court’s dismissal of its claim for damages resulting from a delayed delivery of perishable food items from Puerto Limón, Costa Rica to San Juan, Puerto Rico.    The District Court in Puerto Rico last year dismissed the complaint as time-barred by the statute of limitations in […]

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Chris Dupin Friday, July 27, 2012

Quality documentation: Job 1

   In a 2-1 decision revolving around careful documentation, record retention, and e-commerce systems, an appellate court upheld the U.S. Court of International Trade’s denial of a claim by Ford Motor for a harbor maintenance tax (HMT) refund. (Ford Motor Company v. United States. Fed. Cir. No. 11-1224. April 2012.)    HMT was created by […]

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