UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
In the Matter of
ORDER RETURNING MATTER TO ADJUDICATION AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT
Docket No. 9259
In 1996, the Commission issued a Final Order and an Opinion finding that Respondent California Dental Association ("CDA") had violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a)(1) (1995). In re California Dental Ass'n, 121 F.T.C. 190, 284 (1996). Last year, after various appellate proceedings, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the Commission's Final Order and remanded to the Commission with instruction to dismiss the case. California Dental Ass'n v. F.T.C., 224 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2000).
The Commission has now determined not to seek further review by the United States Supreme Court, but instead to return this matter to adjudication and dismiss the complaint. Therefore,
IT IS ORDERED that this matter be, and it hereby is, returned to adjudication, and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the complaint in this matter be, and it hereby is, dismissed.
By the Commission.
Issued: February 15, 2001