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January 27, 2018

Litigation update—January 27, 2018

The Supreme Court grants important Endangered Species Act case, defending the right to protect private property against natural hazards, and PLF is objecting to involuntary bar membership for attorneys. ...

August 25, 2015

The economic underpinnings of school choice

Two seemingly unrelated phenomena in education often befuddle those interested in the topic. First, substandard public schools continue to fail no matter how much money the government throws their way. Second, teachers’ unions across the country categorically oppose school choice programs of all shapes and sizes. The same economic principle e ...

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Release: Missouri’s moving-business cartel, challenged by PLF, is now officially repealed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

June 04, 2012

Pacific Legal Foundation stands up for the right to open a business in Georgia

Tomorrow the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in WMW Honda v. American Honda Motor Company, a case that will determine the scope of a Georgia law that allows existing car dealerships to block the opening of competing dealerships in their area. As I discussed in a prior blog post, this case arose when Honda “made the ...

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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