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January 01, 2015

George Will proclaims PLF victory “this year’s most encouraging development in governance”

 Julie Bruner, daughter of PLF client Raleigh Bruner, holds the injunction that allowed her father’s business to stay open George Will's New Year's Day column focuses on PLF's victory on behalf of Kentucky entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner and his moving company, Wildcat Moving. As Liberty Blog readers will recall, Bruner's company was almost shut ...

August 19, 2014

PLF opens the road for free enterprise in Kentucky!

Earlier this year, a federal court in Kentucky struck down that state's "Competitor's Veto," a law which allowed the state's existing moving companies to block any new moving company from starting up. We represented Raleigh Bruner, owner of Wildcat Moving, who was astonished to discover that his state—like about half of the states—required anyo ...

February 03, 2014

PLF winning for the "little guy"

Back in November, John Stossel did a special entitled “War on The Little Guy” that featured our client, Raleigh Bruner, and his challenge to Kentucky’s licensing law for moving companies–the case we won just today. You can learn more about Raleigh’s story in Stossel’s special, which is now available on YouTube. F ...

November 14, 2013

John Stossel to feature PLF's economic liberty work this Saturday

Tune in to Fox News Channel Saturday at 9pm to see John Stossel’s special “War on The Little Guy,” which features PLF’s lawsuit on behalf of Kentucky entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner. He’s the guy who wants to run a moving company…only to discover that if you want to run a moving company in Kentucky, you first ...

August 15, 2013

PLF urges court to end Kentucky's unconstitutional mover cartel

Today, PLF attorneys filed a motion in Kentucky Federal District Court asking Judge Danny Reeves to strike down the Bluegrass States' anti-competition law for moving companies. Representing entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner and his company, Wildcat Moving, we've argued that the state's licensing law for movers violates the Fourteenth Amendment, which for ...

February 28, 2013

Kentucky takes first step to abolish anti-competitive mover licensing law

Yesterday, the Kentucky State Senate voted to approve SB 132, a bill that would repeal the anti-competitive licensing law for movers that we're challenging in our lawsuit on behalf of entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner. The bill had been quickly approved by the Senate's Licensing and Occupations Committee, and was passed overwhelmingly by the full Senat ...

February 25, 2013

Court refuses to throw out PLF’s challenge to Kentucky’s mover cartel

This morning, federal Judge Danny Reeves rejected the state of Kentucky's effort to dismiss our lawsuit challenging that state's anti-competitive licensing law for moving companies. The Bluegrass state, like many others, uses a "certificate of public convenience and necessity" law to limit how many people may operate moving companies in the state. ...

October 15, 2012

Kentucky’s Attorney General will not defend the state’s anti-competitive licensing law

This morning, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that he will not try to defend the constitutionality of that state's licensing law for moving companies, which Pacific Legal Foundation is challenging in a lawsuit filed in August. In that case, we represent entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner, who's suing to defend his right to earn a living ...