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Trustees in Bankruptcy of N. Am. Rubber Thread Co. V. United States

Plaintiffs, a foreign producer and bankruptcy trustees for a domestic rubber thread manufacturer, sued defendant United States (Government), challenging a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce which refused to initiate a changed circumstances review of an antidumping duty order under 19 U.S.C.S. § 1675. The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) ordered Commerce to conduct a changed circumstances review, and the Government appealed.
Ruling: 
Trustees estopped from challenging U.S. Court of International Trade's decision not to conduct changed circumstances review of anti-dumping duty order against debtor.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on February 01,2010, LexisNexis #0310-065

Hazelquist v. Guchi Moochie Tackle Co.

Plaintiff, a holder of patent rights, filed a complaint against defendants, a tackle company, and its owner, alleging infringement. The holder appealed from an order of the District Court for the Western District of Washington dismissing his claims against the owner, and its order denying his motion for reconsideration.
Ruling: 
Patent infringement cause of action was not barred by a discharge injunction, and dismissal of the claim was reversed since the alleged further infringements occurred postdischarge.
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