Jones Act Case: Judge Shuts Down Alaska Shipping Firms' Restraining Order; Companies to Try Again
A federal judge denied a request from a pair of Alaskan shipping companies to enforce a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Preliminary Injunction to halt a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement action, including $350 million in fines on September 28.
The case, involving shipments of pollock that travel from Dutch Harbor to the U.S. east coast, began when KIFF and ARM were issued over $350 million in fines for violating the Third Proviso of the Jones Act. That proviso exempts seafood deliveries between...
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