Conn. Teeth-Whitening Rules Violate Constitution: Suit

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 6:07 PM EST) -- Several Connecticut business owners who ran teeth-whitening services sued the state Wednesday claiming a ruling barring nondentists from offering the services shielded licensed dentists from independent competitors, on the heels of the Federal Trade Commission's ongoing antitrust suit involving similar regulations in North Carolina.

The complaint — brought by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm, on behalf of Lisa Martinez and a company called Sensational Smiles LLC — targets a June decision from Connecticut's Dental Commission ruling that letting customers use the...
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