Honors Scholars Class Project: United States Postal Service v. Flamingo Industries Ltd.
Flamingo Industries, a manufacturer of mail-sacks, filed a suit in 2000 against the United States Postal Service. Flamingo alleged that the post office had created an emergency mail-sack shortage that allowed it to award no-bid contracts to foreign manufacturers without allowing American companies like Flamingo a chance to compete, all in violation of federal antitrust laws. Chicago-Kent's Dean Harold J. Krent represented Flamingo Industries in its petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court and argued the case before the Supreme Court. Honors Scholar Karen Doran helped Dean Krent in the preparation of the briefs filed on behalf of Flamingo.
For more on the case visit www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-committees/at-exemc/pdf/main-exemptions/USPSvFlamingo.pdf.
Audio of Dean Krent's argument before the Court is available through the Oyez Project: www.oyez.org/cases/2000-2009/2003/2003_02_1290.