By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US court dismisses FedEx claim against Commerce Department

A federal court in the District of Columbia has granted the US Commerce Department’s motion to dismiss FedEx’s claim, which challenged the Bureau of Industry and Security’s strict liability standard for civil violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for common carriers. Fedex argued that the standard violates due process obligations under the Fifth Amendment, and exceeds BIS’ delegated authority …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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