H.R. 1927: Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016

The House is scheduled to take up the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (H.R. 1927), which aims to reform the current federal class action lawsuit framework by requiring uninjured parties to be part of separate class action suits than those parties experiencing more extensive injuries. According to data from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, enactment ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 22, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jan 8, 2016

This bill passed in the House on January 8, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Apr 22, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 24, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jan 8, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1927 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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