Ward v. US Army Corps of Engineers

Feds ignore the Supreme Court to wrongfully regulate property owners

Dan Ward is among a growing number of landowners injured by the federal government's regulatory recalcitrance. His simple desire to build a pond at his rural homestead in Iowa landed him in the crosshairs of the Army Corps' power-hungry desire to regulate landowners and completely disregard the Supreme Court. ...

United States v. Melton E. “Val” Valentine, Jr., et al.

Federal agency ignores the Supreme Court to prosecute landowners

No matter how strong its zeal to make an example of the Valentines and deter other landowners from pursuing similar development, the Army Corps cannot simply ignore a Supreme Court decision or assume enforcement powers it doesn't have. Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation at no charge, the Valentines are now making a full-throated defen ...

Heaton et al. v. Biden et al.

Ranching family fights President Biden’s Antiquities Act abuse

Chris Heaton is a sixth-generation landowner and rancher who embodies the rugged individualism, adventurism, and tireless work ethic of the American West. Chris's land, family legacy, and rights have landed in the crosshairs of President Biden's new national monument designation. Represented by PLF at no charge, Chris is fighting back with a federa ...

KC Transport, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor

Fighting bureaucrats’ nonsensical claim that trucks can be mines

KC Transport is a family-owned, independent trucking company serving a wide array of customers from its five locations in southern West Virginia and Virginia. Its truck fleets provide a variety of hauling services, including coal, earth, and gravel. Trouble began for KC Transport in 2019, when a federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) ...

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Ro Cher Enterprises, Inc. v. EPA

EPA’s in-house tribunal undermines fairness and political accountability

Roger and Cheryl Janakus opened their Door & Window Superstore in 1983, selling doors and windows from their Chicago-area retail store and showroom. Under the careful leadership of the husband-wife team, the small business has earned a sterling record and many repeat customers.Nevertheless, the EPA is pursuing the Janakuses with claims that stretch ...

Grant Krueger, et al. v. Arizona Dept. of Agriculture

Arizona’s illegally hatched egg rule scrambles livelihoods and poaches rights

Even for Grant's small restaurant group, hiking eggs' cost by even one cent could force Grant either to cut costs elsewhere or raise prices just to pay the bills and keep the doors open. Despite the direct impact on their bottom lines, neither Grant nor any of his fellow restaurateurs had a seat at the rulemaking table. Nor did voters or lawmakers; ...

Frank Black and Southeast Investments N.C., Inc. v. FINRA

Defending livelihood and due process from illegitimate in-house prosecution

Represented in federal court at no charge by Pacific Legal Foundation, Frank is challenging the illegal regulatory scheme that outsources congressional lawmaking, judicial adjudication, and executive enforcement powers to a quasi-governmental organization to restore his due process rights, his livelihood, and the proper balance of power in governme ...

Jake’s Fireworks, Inc. v. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Family fireworks business sparks legal battle to open federal courts for regulatory challenges

Agencies' bullying people into action through informal threats are unfortunately all-too-common due process failures within government agencies. They're also unconstitutional. A unanimous Supreme Court said in PLF's wins in Sackett I and again in Hawkes that government agencies can't issue determinations that spell out punishment and then claim suc ...

Inside Passage Electric Cooperative v. U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nonprofit fights USDA’s roadblock to new green energy in rural Alaska

IPEC is fighting back to rein in the USDA's overreach so they can build sustainable, eco-friendly power projects and improve their customers' quality of life. Represented free of charge by PLF, the cooperative and the Alaska Power Association are challenging the USDA's authority to prohibit construction and maintenance of roads within national fore ...