• Kirk Hartley

Cooley says: “It didn’t take long — House passes bills to “regulate” the regulators”; Po

Cooley’s blog includes a highly useful and cogent January 12, 2017 summary of proposed new federal laws from the GOP intended to dismantle much of the nation’s existing regulatory framework, including the Chevron doctrine that requires deference to agency expertise. If passed and signed into law, the changes to administrative law would be profound, if sustained against inevitable legal attacks. It’s well worth reading to provide more context for thinking about the possible futures of litigation and regulation. In considering the proposed new laws, keep in mind an important maxim: be careful what you wish for.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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