FTC Leaves La. Appraisers Board Defense Intact For Now

By Bryan Koenig (May 9, 2019, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board will be able to argue that it made a good faith attempt to comply with federal law when a Federal Trade Commission challenge to its fee-setting rules goes to trial before an administrative law judge in September, according to a commission order made public Wednesday.

The commission's order rejects an FTC staff request for partial summary judgment from the commission prohibiting the appraisers board from making that argument at trial.

FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons said in the commission's order that the agency has never considered the good faith attempt defense as it applies to...

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