La. Appraisers Push Court Challenge Ahead Of FTC Trial

Law360 (July 11, 2019, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board asked a federal judge on Wednesday for a conference in the board's challenge of a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action targeting its fee-setting rules, saying preparations for an upcoming administrative trial are bogging it down.

The board filed an expedited motion in Louisiana federal court calling for a status conference by next week, arguing that the state's "dignitary interests" are being harmed by onerous preparations for an FTC in-house trial scheduled to start in September.

"[T]hese obligations significantly distract state officials from performing their ordinary governmental duties, deter qualified individuals from entering government service, and...

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