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May 25, 2017

Georgia’s Certificate of Need laws harm patients

Usually a medical practice that provides innovative, cost-effective, and relatively less invasive care for patients would be seen as a benefit to the community it serves. But that is not the case in Georgia, where Women's Surgical Center, LLC, has had to fight the state's anti-competitive Certificate of Need ("CON") laws in order to expand ...

November 04, 2016

Washington Post publishes op-ed on Arty Vogt's fight for economic liberty

The Washington Post has published my op-ed regarding our newest Competitor’s Veto lawsuit on behalf of entrepreneur Arty Vogt. As you may remember, Arty owns a moving company based in Virginia, just miles from the West Virginia border. Arty started working for the business after graduating from college, and eventually, he and his wife Stefani ...

October 26, 2015

Uber free to operate in Nevada, but what about everybody else?

A recent article details the unsuccessful attempt to shut Uber out of Nevada. The piece contains interesting tid-bits about the bullying and scandal that plagued Uber’s fight, but it doesn’t tell the full story.  Though it focuses on the particular plight of Uber, anti-competitive tactics have long been used in Nevada to shut out new ...

January 30, 2015

Testimony in Montana: the Competitor's Veto is unconstitutional

Today I testified to the Montana Legislature’s House Transportation Committee about the unconstitutionality of their Competitor’s Veto law—the same law we challenged in court yesterday.  The Committee is considering amending that law and eliminating the Competitor’s Veto for the taxi industry.  However, those amendments d ...

July 11, 2012

Release: Missouri’s moving-business cartel, challenged by PLF, is now officially repealed

Jefferson City, MO; July 11, 2012:  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation this week repealing the state's anticompetitive licensing law for moving businesses.  The development marks the final victory in a pro-free-enterprise battle that began when Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys challenged the law's constitutionality in June, 2010. Re ...

April 06, 2012

So you want to open a car dealership in Georgia? Better get permission from your competitors first

In January of 2010, Honda Motor Company began the preliminary steps of opening a new dealership in Cummings, Georgia. In the midst of a recession, the opening of any new business should be welcomed with open arms. Instead, the existence of this new dealership has been clouded by litigation for the past two years because ...

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