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Brief of Amicus Curiae in Foster v. EOTech

View Full Document as PDF Like the target reticle superimposed in EOTech’s sights, the proposed settlement is a holographic illusion. Class counsel has projected this illusion before the Court with one target in mind: an unjustified and disproportional $10 million dollar windfall fee.   Class counsel …

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CEI Criticizes House for Capitulation on Durbin Amendment Price Controls

CEI financial policy expert Iain Murray criticized the House for stripping out repeal of the Durbin amendment yesterday from the Financial CHOICE Act. The House Republicans’ capitulation on Durbin repeal is a slap in the face for lower-income Americans. All the evidence suggests the cap …

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Attorneys Target Holographic Weapons Owners for Million-Dollar Windfall

This week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF) filed an amicus brief in Foster v. L-3 Communications EOTech, a class-action case over defective holographic weapon sights. The class action settlement in EOTech is an excellent example of how attorneys can create …

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Send the Paris Climate Deal to Die in the Senate

President Trump will attend the G7 Summit in Italy on Friday. This meeting of foreign leaders reportedly will pressure Trump to reverse his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, as Trump repeatedly promised American voters he would do, recently comparing …

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The GOP Must Fight Against the Durbin Amendment's Price Controls

If there’s one thing House Republicans should stand united against, it’s draconian government price controls. When it comes to government policies interfering with market prices, the GOP has loudly denounced everything from caps on oil prices that caused the gas lines during the Carter administration …

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Transportation Department Faces Cuts Under Trump Budget

The Hill discusses President Trump’s proposed budget in terms of transportation with Marc Scribner. Funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and a number of popular transportation programs would be slashed under President Trump’s budget request. The fiscal 2018 budget proposal, released by the White …

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CEI Joins Coalition Letter Supporting Open Bidding in Infrastructure Projects

To Members of the U.S. Congress: As the 115th Congress considers ways to support revitalization of America’s infrastructure, we ask that the free market principles of transparency, competition and cost effectiveness be incorporated into all appropriations or authorization legislation related to infrastructure projects. Specifically, legislation should include …

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Former Official: Trump Is ‘Going To Go Farther’ Than Reagan In Cutting EPA

The Daily Caller covers CEI’s petition with the EPA to review the endangerment finding.  A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official believes the Trump administration will go even further than the Reagan administration in terms of curbing the agency’s power over the economy. “It looks …

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CEI General Counsel Says Time to Invalidate ‘Fundamentally Unconstitutional’ CFPB

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be heard in federal court this Wednesday. Mortgage lender PHH Corp. brought the legal challenge to the CFPB’s structure following a 2014 enforcement proceeding against PHH in which the CFPB imposed a $109 …

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'Swamp Considerations' Holding U.S. in Paris Deal

World Net Daily discusses the Paris Climate Agreement with Chris Horner. President Trump is running out of time to make good on his promise to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate policy obligations, and the delay is largely due to many …

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