Friday, October 29, 2010

Postal Service Files Rate-Case Appeal

A previous version of this article had errors regarding the dates. I apologize for the confusion and errors.

The U.S. Postal Service's appeal of the Postal Regulatory Commission's decision on proposed exigent" (emergency) rate increases reveals little about USPS's arguments.

The filing in "United States Postal Service v. Postal Regulatory Commission" does not reveal any of the Postal Service's arguments in the case. It merely states, "The United States Postal Service hereby petitions this Court for review of Order Number 547 of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), issued on September 30, 2010, which denied the Postal Service's request for exigent rate adjustments."

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia set deadlines of Nov. 29 for procedural motions and Dec. 13 for dispositive motions (that is, motions for the court to issue a summary judgment or to dismiss the case).

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