- 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 its first antitrust action against a licensing board since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC in 2015, the Federal Trade Commission filed a May 31 complaint against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board over its requirement that appraisers charge at least as much as median fees in their region.
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