Court throws out Maurice Underwood’s case—PLF will fight on for the right to earn a living

June 27, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’m saddened to report that a federal judge in Reno yesterday dismissed Maurice Underwood’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s licensing law for moving companies. That law—the most anti-competitive licensing law in the country—requires any person who wants to run a moving company to first prove that he or sh ...


Fake reform delivers nothing for New Mexico entrepreneurs

March 04, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The New Mexico legislature is currently debating a bill, HB 194, which would reform that state’s cumbersome Public Utility Commission. Sadly, some reform advocates mistakenly think it would “reduce or remove the barriers preventing new taxi, shuttle, bus, limo, and moving companies from opening.” In fact, it would do no such thi ...


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

February 25, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

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 ...


PLF challenges America’s most anti-competitive licensing law

October 04, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Today, we filed a new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s licensing law for moving companies—a law which is probably the most restrictive licensing requirement in the nation. Unlike the several other licensing laws PLF has challenged—and is currently challenging—the Silver State’s law declares explicitly that it ...