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Anticipating Obama's Consumer Protection Push

Law360 (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States is certain to bring an increase in consumer protection regulation and enforcement across industries to levels not seen by American businesses since before Ronald Reagan initiated widespread deregulation nearly 30 years ago.

President-elect Obama’s campaign themes give insight into what we can expect from the incoming administration. Over the past 21 months, he stressed the need for tougher enforcement of consumer protection laws as part of a consistent campaign theme.

The campaign messages focused on...
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