Sunday, December 2, 2007

Business Ramping Up for New Administration

In expectation of a possible (probable?) Democratic administration, the NYT reports that many business organizations are increasing their efforts to get favorable regulations now, or to prepare for what they perceive to be a less friendly future administration.  Relevant to tort law,

[a]t the Transportation Department, trucking companies are trying to get final approval for a rule increasing the maximum number of hours commercial truck drivers can work. And automakers are trying to persuade officials to set new standards for the strength of car roofs — standards far less stringent than what consumer advocates say is needed to protect riders in a rollover.

The story also notes work relating to emissions from chicken plants and efforts by pharma companies.

--BC

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