Update : Nevada has another chance to do the right thing

March 16, 2017 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Today I’ll be testifying to the Nevada Assembly Committee on Transportation in support of A.B. 228, which would repeal the state’s Competitor’s Veto law. Readers might be having deja vu.  That’s because last year, I testified on behalf of PLF clients Danell and Ron Perlman in support of a similar bill.  That bill passed, b ...


Nevada Governor Sandoval sides with the cronies…and against Nevadans

June 10, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Sad news from Carson City today, where Gov. Brian Sandoval has chosen to keep in place the nation’s most anti-competitive licensing law. This morning, Sandoval announced his veto of SB 183, a bill that would have opened the market for entrepreneurs to freely compete for jobs running moving companies, or taxi or limo companies. The … ...


PLF to Ninth Circuit : Let our challenge to Nevada’s Competitor’s Veto law go forward

May 12, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

On Thursday, I’ll be in San Francisco arguing on behalf of Reno entrepreneur Maurice Underwood. He’s the business owner who tried to start a moving company in Reno only to learn that that state has the nation’s most anti-competitive licensing law—a Competitor’s Veto law that prohibits new companies from opening up if they ...


Testimony to the Nevada Senate : Competitor's Veto laws are unconstitutional

March 18, 2015 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Last week I testified to the Nevada Senate Committee on Transportation about the state’s Competitor’s Veto laws in the transportation industry.  The way these laws work is that when an applicant files a license for a limousine, taxi, or moving company, existing businesses have the right to protest that application.  Existing firms can ...


How business friendly is Nevada, really?

February 27, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Sacramento Bee‘s Dale Kasler has an in-depth article about our latest Competitor’s Veto lawsuit, challenging Nevada’s laws that bar people from starting moving businesses, limo companies, or taxi businesses, if they would compete with existing companies. As he points out, Nevada has tried hard to persuade California business o ...


President's weekly report on the law and Dickens — February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Economic Liberty Project — Challenging another competitor’s veto We filed this complaint this week challenging Nevada’s version of a competitor’s veto in Perlman v. Mackay.  Here the owners of an limousine and moving services would like to expand in Nevada — but can only do so if existing businesses do not object.  ...


PLF declares war on Competitor's Veto laws

February 19, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This morning, PLF is announcing its new nationwide campaign against “Certificate of Convenience and Necessity” laws. These are licensing requirements that apply to taxi and limo companies, moving companies, ambulances, even car dealerships and hospitals. We call these laws “Competitor’s Veto” laws because they allow e ...


You shouldn’t have to ask your competitors for permission to start a business

February 19, 2015 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Should existing businesses have the power to veto new enterprises?  Nevada thinks so.  We don’t. Ron and Danell Perlman are the owner-operators of Reno Tahoe Limousine, based in Reno, Nevada.  They own seven limousines that they use for trips within the state, and an additional eight limousines that that they use for trips between Californ ...