- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee claims of malicious prosecution not dismissible as frivolous
- Admissions from unrelated case cannot be used in board action against man practicing without a license
- Proving deceptive professional conduct does not require establishing common law elements of fraud
- Rejected applicant not eligible to seek contents of investigatory file after giving up on application process
- Board has power to issue summary suspension while discipline case pending
In a key ruling on competition in professional services, the U.S. Supreme Court found February 25 that a state dental board that ordered non-dentists to stop whitening teeth does not have state-action immunity from Federal Trade Commission antitrust enforcement. (North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC). The FTC had charged the board with an anticompetitive and unfair method of competition.
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