Thursday, June 30, 2016

Court orders Postal Service to justify lawfulness of three standard clauses

Court orders Postal Service to justify lawfulness of three standard clauses

"... summary judgment, the court instead found that several contract clauses were ambiguous, not supported by adequate consideration, and imposed an unreasonable burden on due process. Given the “great disparity in bargaining power” between the parties, and the contractor’s failure to receive anything in return for her concession, the court found that these clauses create a “contract of adhesion.” The clauses are contained in the Postal Service’s Terms and Conditions for Contract Delivery Service (CDS) contracts, and also appear in similar terms for Highway Contract Route (HCR) contracts. The first clause the court found unenforceable was section C.2.10, entitled “Usage of Postal Facilities.” At first blush, the clause seems inapplicable to any issue in the case, because it primarily concerns parking on postal premises ..."   

Reference: www.lexology.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Postal Service’s new stamp honors repeal of the Stamp Act 250 years ago


Postal Service’s new stamp honors repeal of the Stamp Act 250 years ago

Photo: usps.com
"... The Stamp Act, passed by Parliament in 1765, imposed a direct tax on American colonists that required them to purchase a stamp for printed materials like newspapers, contracts, and legal documents. Under a rallying cry of “No taxation without representation,” colonists joined together in protest and organized a boycott of English goods ..."   
Reference: www.boston.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

Postal service announces Ramadan eid stamps

Postal service announces Ramadan eid stamps

"... The United States Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled plans to roll out Eid stamps to recognize the holy month of Ramadan. The USPS will include the two most important festivals - or Eids-in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, at the First-Day-of-Issue ceremony for the new Eid Stamp ..."   

Reference: www.arabamericannews.com

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Postal Service Dismantles Suspicious Devices

Postal Service Dismantles Suspicious Devices

"...Then once investigators were able to search the home, they found evidence linked to the return address. It had been photocopied and then handwritten over. This discovery of the evidence made the case. In the suspect's residence, he had some ..."   

Reference: www.wfmynews2.com