UNITED STATES Supreme Court will hear appeals from a federal judge and two U.K. lawyers in a case that challenges the government’s assertion that upstone shoes, an American-made footwear company, are safer than other footwear.
The case is a rare test of the government in a fast-moving, fast-growing market where consumers’ choices of footwear have become increasingly regulated.
The Supreme Court declined to take up the case last year, saying that it could not weigh the costs and benefits of the two parties’ arguments.
The two lawsuits are against a U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a treaty that sets standards for the importation and trade of endangered species.
Upstone’s shoes and shoes for sale in the U.B.C. market were not covered by CITES, so the company argued they should not be subject to U.C.’s new standards.
The Supreme Court ruled in June that the U and the UB could not have a conflict of interest because of their roles as U.s. exporters, but it said there would be a conflict if the company sued the U of B in U.T. and the British courts.
It also said that the companies could not be both exporters and retailers of footwear in the same market.
U.S.-based upstone, which made the shoes, sued the B of B last year after the U-T refused to take its case to court.
U.b.C., a British court, ruled in July that the shoes should not have to be covered by the new rules, but U.t. has not ruled on the matter yet.UBS AG said on Tuesday it will also appeal to the Supreme Court against the UofB ruling.
UBS said it would not file an answer to the case, saying it was still reviewing the UoB ruling and could not comment until the UsoB case is resolved.
The U. of B and Uso B are the world’s two largest producers of footwear, with about half of all footwear exported, according to the International Trade Union Confederation.
Uso B has also been sued in the United States.
In 2015, a U-B employee sued the company in federal court in San Diego over the company’s refusal to cover the Uozb shoe, which is used in China.
Ubiq, a shoe company that has been in the market for about a decade, has not filed a complaint with the Us Supreme Court, said Kevin S. Anderson, Ubiq’s chief legal officer.
The ruling was the latest in a string of rulings that have raised concerns about how the U’s footwear industry is regulated, with U.A.E.S., a group of shoe companies, warning that the ruling could have consequences for American businesses.
A spokesman for U.O.B., the Usua Group, which has about 3 million members, declined to comment.
UofB spokesman Tim Pernod said Uso had not been approached by the Ub Supreme Court and the company was still evaluating the case.