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March 22, 2017

Op-ed on Nevada's second bite at the free market apple

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has published my op-ed on AB 240, Nevada’s renewed attempt to get rid of its Competitor’s Veto law. As I write in the article: Nevada also passed a repeal bill last term, but Gov. Sandoval vetoed it on the basis of purported safety concerns. Of course, competitor's veto laws have nothing ...

January 27, 2017

NY Courts are not the proper venue for political arguments

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in New York supporting the New York Farm Bureau’s defense against a transparently political lawsuit. In the case, several union groups are asking the court to declare the limitations of the New York State Labor Relations Act unconstitutional. ...

October 05, 2016

Tesla finally challenging Michigan's anti-competitive direct-sales ban in court

Rather than use independent dealerships, Tesla Motors has fought for years to sell its luxurious, electric vehicles directly to consumers through galleries owned and operated by Tesla. It should come as no surprise, then, that the car dealerships have teamed up in various state legislatures to keep Tesla out of their state unless Tesla agrees to ...

September 15, 2016

Oral argument in Texas premises liability case

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held oral argument in UDR Texas Properties, L.P. v. Petrie. Unfortunately, Justice Willett did not ask any questions. Nevertheless, at issue in the case is whether a Houston apartment complex can be held liable for failing to protect a man who was robbed and shot in the knee after parking in ...

September 07, 2016

AL wants craft brewers to record your personal information before selling you a beer

The alcohol industry is famously anti-competitive.  It has numerous regulations that make it difficult for new companies to start up, and that keep the big producers on top.  Readers may recall PLF’s challenge to a Florida law that outright banned the standard size craft brew container—called a growler—allegedly to curb drinking ...

September 17, 2015

Happy Constitution Day!

I like to think every day is Constitution Day at PLF, as every day we celebrate the Constitution’s protections for individual rights and fight for both liberty and its corollary: limited government. But today, September 17, really is Constitution Day—the day our Founders signed the Constitution in 1787.  It’s been an excellent ye ...

July 27, 2015

PLF supports at-will employment in Michigan

Here at the Liberty Blog, we often write about the benefits of at-will employment for both the employee and the employer. A system that allows both sides to end the employment relationship for any reason or no reason not only promotes economic efficiency, but makes it easier for employees to get jobs in the first ...

April 09, 2015

NJ Supreme Court on arbitration: tougher than the rest?

  PLF went racing in the streets this week up to the swamps of Jersey to file an amicus brief in an arbitration case pending at the New Jersey Supreme Court. In Morgan v. Sanford Brown, we argue that the Court should uphold a lower court decision to enforce an arbitration agreement and send the parties to arbitration. PLF has reason to ...

February 05, 2015

Can a legal, non-defective product be a public nuisance?

In the last decade, California was one of a group of states and cities that sued sellers and manufacturers of lead paint on the theory that those companies had contributed to a “public nuisance.” Public nuisance is a very vague term. Generally, it is defined as “an unreasonable interference with a right common to the ...

July 03, 2014

Timothy Sandefur's Sac Bee op-ed on Hobby Lobby case

Today’s Sac Bee carries PLF attorney Timothy Sandefur’s op-ed about the Hobby Lobby case.  Excerpt: Hobby Lobby is hardly an extreme decision. It did not block the availability of contraception, or force workers to get their bosses' approval. It simply said that the government can find ways to provide it without forcing Hobby Lobby's o ...