Postal Service Beats Antitrust Claims In Label Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 3, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge tossed antitrust claims Wednesday in a class action alleging that the United States Postal Services violated competition law by forcing contracted post offices to buy mailing labels from a designated vendor.

The judge ruled that the USPS isn't defined as a “person” under federal laws and that a federal postal law doesn't extend to postal activities such as the metering of mail by contract postal units.

"Because metering labels — and axiomatically the blank label roll sourcing requirement ancillary to that metering — fall outside the ambit of the 2006 immunity waiver, the conduct complained of is...

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