Ninth Circuit Court Sides with Board of Pharmacy’s Regulation and Licensure of Outsourcing Facilities Created Under Federal Law

By Anna Schwartz Fusion IV Pharm., Inc. v. Sodergren, 809 F. App’x 438 (9th Cir. 2020). On June 17, 2020, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of judgment on the pleadings Continue reading

Smile Direct Club Suit Against Dental Board of California, Alleging Antitrust Activity, Dismissed and Appealed to the Ninth Circuit

By Jonathan Greenbergs Jeffrey Sulitzer, D.M.D, et al. v. Joseph Tippins, et al., Case No. 2:19CV08902 (C.D. Cal.). Jeffrey Sultizer, owner of Smile Direct Club, a direct-to-consumer teledentistry company that provides teeth aligners to customers, brought legal action against the Continue reading

San Francisco Superior Court Grants Summary Adjudication in Favor of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for Racial Discrimination Claim, but Denies Summary Judgment for Commissioner and Former President

By Michael J. Melton On February 20, 2020, after hearing oral arguments in the matter of Clopton v. Cal. Pub. Util. Comm’n, No. CGC-17-563082 (Cal. Super. Ct. San Francisco), Judge Ethan P. Schulman granted the CPUC’s Motion for Summary Adjudication Continue reading

SmileDirectClub Sues Dental Board of California Staff and Members in Federal Court

By Katie Abajian On October 16, 2019, SmileDirectClub, and its owner, Jeffrey Sulitzer, D.M.D., a dentist licensed to practice in California, filed a complaint in the Central District of California against an investigator, the Executive Officer, and all individual Board Continue reading