Government puts the brakes on transportation innovation in CA


Last month the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) slapped several innovative ridesharing businesses with cease and desist orders for illegally operating as charter-party carriers without CPUC’s permission. SideCar is one of the companies that received such a letter and the business adamantly denies that it is in violation of the l ...


President's report — December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Obamacare — Origination Clause Challenge We filed this reply brief in Sissel v. Sibelius, our challenge to Obamacare based on the failure of the revenue-raising measure to originate in the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution’s Origination Clause.  The case will move to oral argument sometime in 2014. Property R ...


Contracts : A trade analogy

December 02, 2014 | By WENCONG FA

Fans of the Oakland Athletics know that the team has just made a big trade. Supporters of Pacific Legal Foundation know that PLF’s Free Enterprise Project defends freedom of contract across the country, including the right of parties to be bound by the words of the contract instead of vague notions of abstract justice. … ...


PLF supports at-will employment in Michigan

July 27, 2015 | By CHRIS KIESER

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 … ...


Florida sunshine in New Jersey for the holidays

December 10, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

The PLF Atlantic Center does not slow down for the holidays. In just the last few weeks, we have filed briefs in the North Carolina Supreme Court, a Florida appellate court, argued a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court, and won an administrative case against the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission. You can click … ...


Texas Supreme Court sides with PLF on premises liability law

January 08, 2016 | By WENCONG FA

In May, PLF attorneys filed a brief supporting Occidental Chemical — and sensible tort law — in the Texas Supreme Court. The company installed a pH-balancing system on its premises in 1992, so that its workers wouldn’t have to haul containers up a ladder. Occidental sold the property to Equistar six years later, and an Equist ...