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Bruner Economic Liberty Project case

Moving state-created roadblocks to free enterprise

Bruner v. Zawacki

R.J. Bruner entered the moving business in 2010 after working at a Lexington chemical plant to put himself through the MBA program at the University of Kentucky. His business, Wildcat Movers, headquartered in Lexington, started by advertising on, and now operates four trucks and employs 31 people. Read more

Maurice Underwood, Man With Van

Moving roadblocks to competition and free enterprise in Nevada

Underwood v. Mackay

This is the latest in a series of PLF lawsuits challenging state laws that create cartels prohibiting free competition in the moving business. If fact, of all the states, Nevada has the most anti-competitive licensing law for movers — a law written for the express purpose of blocking free enterprise. Nevada’s licensing law for moving companies, NRS 706.391. Read more

Young Economic Liberty Project case

Nebraska tries to foreclose on First Amendment rights

Young v. Heineman

Leslie Young operates a business called, which posts information by homeowners seeking to sell their homes. These posts are then published on websites operated by various news organizations. Young does not offer the homeowners real estate sales services, is not paid on commission, and is never contacted by potential buyers or their agents. Read more

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