USPS Hit With Ex-Contractor’s $500M Trade Secrets Suit
Law360 (September 26, 2022, 5:44 PM EDT) — The U.S. Postal Service wrongly terminated a contract with a third-party reseller after the post office launched its own e-commerce platform and also allegedly swiped the company’s confidential business knowledge, according to a lawsuit in Utah federal court.
Rapid Enterprises LLC, which does business as Express One, filed a complaint against the post office on Friday making multiple claims, including contract breach, unjust enrichment and trade secret misappropriation.
The suit said that a couple of years ago, the USPS got Express One to share its business information, only for the post office to start its own USPS Connect eCommerce platform and then drop the contract it had with Express One. The company said damages are believed to be more than $500 million.