Postal Service must stop favoring Netflix DVDs over GameFly ones, says appeals court


A US appeals court has ruled in favor of GameFly in a long-running suit against the Postal Service, determining once again that the Postal Service gave preferential treatment to Netflix and Blockbuster by sorting their DVDs. In 2009, GameFly filed a lawsuit claiming that while postal workers manually sorted Netflix or Blockbuster envelopes for free to stop them from being broken, it refused to extend the same courtesy to GameFly, leading to high breakage rates and forcing it to ship with more expensive flat cardboard packaging.

In 2011, a lower court agreed that GameFly had indeed been wronged, but it rejected two proposed solutions: that the Postal Service either provide free manual sorting to GameFly as it did for other companies or…

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