Postal Service Says Antitrust Exemption Dooms Tying Suit

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday asked a Colorado federal judge to throw out a class action that claims it violates antitrust law by forcing contracted post offices to buy mailing labels from a designated vendor, arguing that it is not subject to competition laws.

The postal service can only be sued for antitrust violations in areas where it offers a product that competes with private sellers like FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc., its lawyers said in a brief.

The postal service pays contractors...
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