Shopify Defeats Ex-Shipping Partner’s Contract Suit

Law360 (October 2, 2020, 8:29 PM EDT) — Shopify Inc. dodged a breach of contract suit Friday, with a Utah federal judge ruling a Salt Lake City-based shipping company failed to adequately show it broke an agreement between the companies by establishing a discounted shipping system with the U.S. Postal Service.

U.S. District Judge Dee Benson dismissed the case brought by Parcel Partners LLC with prejudice, saying Shopify hadn’t violated the terms of a contract under which Parcel Partners offered discounted shipping to customers referred by Shopify.

The contract said Shopify couldn’t offer discounted rates through a Parcel Partner competitor, but it didn’t prohibit the Canadian e-commerce company from…

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