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This excerpt taken from the CSS 10-K filed Jun 5, 2007.
(11)  COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
On August 31, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (“CIT”) denied the Company’s appeal challenging the imposition of antidumping duties on certain tissue paper products imported from China. In the proceedings before the CIT, the Company was seeking reversal of the March 2005 final determination of the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) that, in part, resulted in the imposition of such duties. The Company is now contesting the final determination of the ITC in proceedings before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which proceedings were initiated by the Company on October 27, 2006.
 
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, the Company recognized an expense of approximately $2,300,000 for these duties, reflecting the maximum liability of the Company’s Cleo subsidiary for duties relating to subject tissue paper products imported from China during the 2005 fiscal year, based on the applicable deposit rates established by the U.S. Commerce Department. The amount of Cleo’s actual liability for tissue duties pertaining to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, which liability is capped at the deposit rates in effect with respect to the period of time that the subject products were imported by Cleo, will be determined at the time of “liquidation” of the applicable entries by the United States Customs & Border Protection. Liquidation of the applicable entries has been enjoined pending the outcome of the Company’s appeal.
 
CSS and its subsidiaries are also involved in ordinary, routine legal proceedings that are not considered by management to be material. In the opinion of Company counsel and management, the ultimate liabilities resulting from such lawsuits and claims will not materially affect the consolidated financial position of the Company or its results of operations or cash flows.
 
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