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Minimum-fee policy for licensees violates antitrust law, FTC asserts in complaint

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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