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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear N.C. board, FTC case

March 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a decision by the federal court of appeals affirming the Federal Trade Commission's claim that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners' actions against certain teeth whitening services providers violated federal antitrust laws.
 
The decision to take the case, announced March 3, is in response to a petition for certiorari by board, and comes about three months after the ADA filed an amicus curiae brief in court supporting the board's petition to have the Supreme Court review the case and the decision by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

"This case is important because it threatens to impede the ability of all professional boards, including dental boards, to fulfill the purpose for which they were created by their states," said Craig Busey, ADA general counsel.  <READ MORE>