Under: exigent rate hike
The Postal Service filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, this week, arguing that the Postal Regulatory Commission was wrong in its most recent ruling on the exigent rate increase. As expected, the Postal Service wants the case remanded to the Postal Regulatory Commission for further review so that it can renew its arguments for an extension of the 4.3% surcharge, which otherwise will come to an end sometime this spring—most likely in April.
Yesterday, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) handed down what will—hopefully—be the final word on the 4.3 percent exigent rate hike (or surcharge) that was granted in late 2013 and the subject of litigation for the last 18+months. That is, the PRC, through an expedited process, made a decision to address issues presented in the exigent rate case that was recently remanded to the Commission by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers v. Postal Regulatory Commission, 2015 WL 3513394 (D.C. Cir. June 5, 2015).