D.C. Circuit Court rejects UPS request for a rehearing on USPS costing case

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In May a three-member panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal by the United Parcel Service challenging a ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission concerning how the Postal Service determines the costs of its products.  On July 6, UPS requested a rehearing en banc, meaning that it asked the full D.C. Circuit, which currently has eleven active judges, to … Read More

Judge Finds No Issue in Bid to Block Sale of Berkeley’s Historic Post Office

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Courthouse News Service: In a victory for opponents of the U.S. Postal Service’s planned sale of the historic Berkeley, California, post office, a federal judge found Monday that the government could not prove a city ordinance blocking the sale is unconstitutional. In 2011, the Postal Service announced plans to sell the 104-year old neoclassical building, designed by famed architect Oscar … Read More

City of Berkeley wins lawsuit with the Postal Service over zoning law involving historic post office

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The City of Berkeley has won its lawsuit with the Postal Service over the rezoning of the downtown area where the historic post office is located. The Postal Service filed this action in federal court back in August 2016.  The Postal Service complained that the zoning ordinance enacted by the City of Berkeley in September 2014 had interfered with its efforts to … Read More

The Court Rules on the Barcode Case (again)

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Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, issued a decision on the Postal Service’s challenge to a ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission involving barcoding and a rate increase.  The ruling is here. The Court’s ruling is essentially a rebuke to the Commission for failing to provide an adequate explanation for why changes in the Postal Service’s … Read More

Trial Starts Monday on The U.S. Postal Service v. The City of Berkeley

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Save the Berkeley Post Office: At 12 Noon on Monday, April 2, 2018, the lawsuit initiated by the United States Post Office and the United States Department of Justice against the City of Berkeley will come to trial. Back in August of 2016, the Feds initiated this suit in a challenge to the right of the City of Berkeley to … Read More

Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

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A federal judge seemed disinclined to order a trial in the U.S. Postal Service’s now four-year legal fight with the city of Berkeley over the planned sale of its historic downtown post office, wary of claims the city is intentionally trying to diminish the building’s value and discourage buyers. “We’re not just talking about the Postal Service’s ability to sell … Read More

Greenwich arts center to fight sale of Stamford CT post office in Supreme Court

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Stamford Advocate: A Greenwich arts group has delivered a message to the U.S. Postal Service.“We’re not backing down,” said Drew Backstrand, an attorney representing the Center for Art and Mindfulness. As construction has begun for two residential and commercial towers at the site of the Stamford’s historic U.S. Post Office, Backstrand said his client plans to take its fight of the … Read More