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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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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