The US Supreme Court holds that the US Postal Service is not a "person" under the antitrust laws, further limiting the role of antitrust in public and regulated industries (USPS / Flamingo)

USPS v. Flamingo Industries* In 2004, the US Supreme Court issued a decision in an antitrust case brought by Flamingo Industries against the United States Postal Service (USPS). Flamingo manufactured the sacks used by postal workers to hold the non-parcel mail that they carry and deliver to its recipients. USPS had terminated a contract with Flamingo to procure these sacks, turning instead to a Mexican producer who could supply sacks at a lower price. Flamingo claimed that this termination, among other things, constituted suppression of competition in the market for postal sacks. The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of USPS, but not on the antitrust merits of Flamingo’s complaint. Rather, the court found that USPS was immune from prosecution under the antitrust laws as a

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Timothy Brennan, The US Supreme Court holds that the US Postal Service is not a "person" under the antitrust laws, further limiting the role of antitrust in public and regulated industries (USPS / Flamingo), 25 février 2004, e-Competitions February 2004, Art. N° 41765

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