Competitive Enterprise Institute

Laurel Heiskell MacLeod

Laurel Heiskell MacLeod is Vice President of Development at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where she directs all philanthropic outreach. In this role, Laurel combines 25 years of work in public policy and public affairs with a commitment to strategic fundraising. She has served as a …

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Christian Langalis

Position: Summer 2017 Research AssociateSort Name: Langalis, Christian Continue Reading....

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Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation

In this antitrust price-fixing case, the settlement includes classes of direct and indirect purchasers of lithium ion batteries in a variety of electronic equiment. Under federal law, however, indirect purchasers do not have a cause of action, and only about 26 states provide a cause …

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Lithium Case Unfairly Groups Nationwide Class Together

Objecting to the class certification and settlement in In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Class Action Fairness outlines how the settlement in this antitrust price-fixing case unlawfully reduces the recovery of those class members who have stronger claims …

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Ending the EPA’s Billion Dollar Green Energy Rip-Off

In recent years, the Environmental Protection Agency has created its own power of the purse independent of Congress by negotiating broad settlements with alleged violators of environmental statutes that require them to pay for the president’s—not Congress’s—political priorities. The Volkswagen settlement is the most recent …

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Nonprofits Side With Coinbase in Fight Against IRS Summons

Bloomberg BNA discusses our amicus brief defending privacy in Coinbase v. U.S.. The IRS is under fire from several nonprofit groups for its summons on Coinbase Inc., the U.S.’s largest virtual currency exchange. If the court doesn’t quash the recently narrowed IRS summons, it risks …

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Government Report Finds Dramatic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.

The New York Times quotes CEI’s Myron Ebell on the first climate report of the Trump administration. Scientists say they fear that the Trump administration could change or suppress the report. But those who challenge scientific data on human-caused climate change say they are equally …

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The Conservative Case for Class Actions—A Monumental Debate.

Location: Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC2121 P St NWWashington, DC 20037United StatesSubtitle: 2017 National Institute on Class Actions Brochure ContentEvent Date: Google Outlook MAC/iOS We know how the liberals feel about class actions, but is there a case for conservatives embracing them? As we learned during the election, it’s …

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Need a $500 Loan to Buy a Fridge? Obama’s New Rules Would Require More Paperwork than a Mortgage 

The National Review discusses our court case in State National Bank of Big Spring v. Lew: Keep in mind that the same agency Cordray runs answers to no one — not Congress, not the American people. So do we really need a lecture from Cordray …

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2017 American Dream Conference

Location: American Dream Coalition1401 Lee HwyArlington, VA 22209United StatesEvent Date: The American Dream Coalition’s annual conference will take place August 6-8, 2017 at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Conference speakers will scrutinize the new administration and new Congress and what they are doing to protect …

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