Mail Contractors Say USPS Created Monopoly For Label Maker

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT) -- Two private U.S. Postal Service operators filed a class action Thursday accusing the postal system of violating antitrust laws by forcing them to buy labels only from government contractor Innovations Group Inc.

According to TOG Inc. and Wild Harvest LLC, so-called contract postal units that provide USPS services from private locations, the postal service buys all of the hardware that CPUs use for weighing and printing — called a contract access retail system — through a contract with Innovations Group.

But USPS also requires the CPUs...
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