The U.S. House of Representatives is in the process of passing five anti-civil justice bills that would strip Americans and small businesses of their legal rights, take power away from local juries (while consolidating that power in the hands of DC politicians), and jeopardize our public health, safety and economic security. A sixth bill has also passed out of committee. Follow these links to read more about these bills including group coalition letters opposing them and Huffington Post blogs explaining more about each one.
H.R. 1215 – the Protecting Access to [Unsafe] Care Act of 2017.
H.R. 985 – The [Un]fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.
H.R. 906 – The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (or [Alternative] FACT Act).
(These two bills were combined into one bill following the House Judiciary Committee vote. They are now both H.R. 985.)
Group letter to U.S. House of Representatives opposing the class action bill.
Group letter to House Judiciary Committee opposing the class action bill.
H.R. 720 – The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA).
H.R. 725 – The Innocent Party Protection Act.
(H.R. 732 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act was voted out of committee only.)
Group letter to U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 720 and H.R. 725.
Group letter to House Judiciary Committee opposing all three bills.