H.R. 2655 (113th): Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013


Jul 11, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 14, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 - Amends the sanctions provisions in Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require the court to impose an appropriate sanction ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 11, 2013

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Sep 11, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Nov 14, 2013
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2655”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (7R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Nov 14, 2013 3:02 p.m.
Passed 228/195

Related Bills

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H.R. 966 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 7, 2011

H.R. 758 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 17, 2015

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