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Testifying in Nevada : The Competitor's Veto is unconstitutional

May 06, 2015 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Tomorrow I’ll be testifying in the Nevada Assembly Committee on Transportation about the constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the state’s licensing laws for taxis, limousines, and moving companies.  In order to start a transportation business in the state, entrepreneurs essentially have to ask their competitors for permission first. ...

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President's weekly report — February 6, 2014

February 06, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Economic Liberty — Movin’ on up in Kentucky We had this great federal district court victory this week in Bruner v. Zawacki.  This was our challenge to Kentucky’s anticonsumer and anticompetitive law that gave existing moving companies a veto over new competitors.  As explained in our blog, rather than protecting the public a ...

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PLF takes challenge to the most anti-competitive licensing law in the country to the Ninth Circuit

July 05, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

As reported last week, a federal judge in Nevada dismissed Maurice Underwood’s right to earn a living. Underwood challenges a hopelessly vague Nevada licensing regime that requires anyone who wants to enter the moving business to prove that he wouldn’t compete with existing businesses. Nevada’s Competitor’s Veto law is the m ...

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PLF asks Kentucky federal judge to protect Raleigh Bruner’s right to earn a living

June 10, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

In an emergency pleading filed with a federal judge in Kentucky this morning, PLF attorneys are asking Federal District Court Judge Danny Reeves to block state bureaucrats from ignoring proper judicial procedures and depriving PLF client Raleigh Bruner of his right to earn a living. Judge Reeves has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday morning in R ...

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What abolishing Missouri's mover licensing cartel has meant

March 14, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Missouri Department of Transportation issued its annual report in January, which among other things talks about how long it takes to get a license to operate a moving company. You can compare it to last year’s report. Now, remember that we sued the state to challenge the constitutionality of its mover licensing law, and … ...