Business Gears Up for Assault on Consumer-Protection Laws

That low rumbling you hear, writes Bloomberg Businessweek is the business lobby revving its engines for an assault on state consumer-protection laws. The corporate-funded American Tort Reform Association gave fair warning at an event in Washington last week, when it announced “a multiyear, multistate campaign to reform such laws.” By “reform,” ATRA means water down, roll back—choose your metaphor.