Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Christopher T. Handman argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were R. Latane Montague , Sean Marotta , Timothy K. Webster , Samuel I. Gutter , Karen K. Mongoven , Alec C. Zacaroli , and Julie R. Domike .
Michele L. Walter , Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause and filed the brief for respondent.
Cary R. Perlman and Laurence H. Levine were on the brief intervenor Navistar, Inc. in support of respondents.
Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge BROWN.
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
BROWN, Circuit Judge.
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