Tag Archives: unfair trade practices

March 10, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Kenney v Independent Order of Foresters Kenney sued Foresters in West Virginia alleging unfair handling of her insurance claim. The district court ruled Virginia law applied dismissed for failure to state a claim. The panel reversed and remanded. It held … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Health Promotion Specialists, LLC v South Carolina Board of Dentistry Board issue an emergency rule imposing a dental preauthorization requirement before dental hygienists could perform certain procedures in schools. Health sued to have the rule set aside. After various administrative … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v Federal Trade Commission Board ordered all nondentist providers of teeth whitening to cease their operations. Commission ruled this violated 15 USC 45 as unfair competition. The panel, with one judge adding a concurrence, … Continue reading

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May 8, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Belk, Inc. v. Meyer Corp. Belk sold Meyer high end cookware then began selling a competitors cookware. Meyer alleged the cookware infringed their trade dress and other intellectual property rights. After trial, a jury agreed and the district court tripled … Continue reading

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