Weyerhaeuser appeal reaches Whitehouse

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29 November 2005 – Federal Way (WA): The US Supreme Court has sought the Bush administration’s advice on Weyerhaeuser’s appeal of a $78.7 million judgement that it monopolised the forest products market in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber, a company that went out of business in 2001, brought the lawsuit and blamed its demise on Weyerhaeuser.
 
The court directed its brief order to US Solicitor General Paul Clement for the US government’s view on the case. It could take months before the brief is filed and the court decides whether to hear the appeal.