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March 24, 2015

State "Competitor's Veto" laws and the right to earn a living

The Mercatus Center has published my paper on Competitor's Veto laws—laws that force you to get permission from your own competition before you're allowed to start a business—and how the federal government could protect people from such violations of their constitutional right to earn a living. My paper describes in detail the evidence unearthe ...

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Release: Missouri’s moving-business cartel, challenged by PLF, is now officially repealed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

May 18, 2012

Missouri legislature passes bill to repeal the state’s mover monopoly

This afternoon, in the final hours of the legislative session, Missouri lawmakers passed two bills, SB 470 and HB 1402, both of which repeal the state's anti-competitive laws regulating moving companies. This came in direct response to PLF's lawsuit challenging these laws on behalf of St. Louis businessman Michael Munie. The bills would eliminate t ...

April 26, 2012

Court will hear PLF challenge to Missouri’s moving monopoly

St. Louis, MO.; April 26, 2012 — Tomorrow morning (April 27), PLF Principal Attorney Timothy Sandefur will present arguments in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that requires an entrepreneur to essentially get permission from his or her own competition before starting a moving company.  Representing St. Louis ...