US v. Am. Home Assurance Co.

(United States Federal Circuit) – In an appeal arising from four collection actions in which the government sought to recover unpaid antidumping duties from a surety, the Court of International Trade’s judgment on the pleadings holding that the government is not entitled to non-statutory equitable interest for unpaid antidumping duties for imported goods, is affirmed where Trade Court did not abuse its discretion in declining to award the government equitable prejudgment interest on top of 19 U.S.C. section 580 interest or in declining to permit defendant to make a deposit in an interest-bearing account.