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United States Postal Service v. Flamingo Industries (U.S.A.) Ltd.
U.S. Postal Service v. Flamingo Industries (U.S.A.), Inc. On February 25, 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the U.S. Postal Service is not a "person" under the antitrust laws, and thus may not be sued under the Sherman Act when it engages in anticompetitive conduct. The decision was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging that the Postal Service not be given a special exemption. WLF argued that now that the Postal Service has largely been privatized and has begun competing with firms outside its traditional mail-delivery niche, it should be required to abide by the same antitrust laws that restrain the conduct of other businesses.
Case Status:
Loss.
More Information and Downloads:
9/15/2003: Download the Brief
Press Release: WLF Urges Supreme Court to Hold Postal Service Subject to Antitrust Laws
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