H. R. 1927
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 22, 2015
Mr. Goodlatte (for himself and Mr. Franks of Arizona) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 28, United States Code, to improve fairness in class action litigation.
This Act may be cited as the
Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015.
Class member injury required
Title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Limitation on certification of class
No Federal court shall certify any proposed class unless the party seeking to maintain a class action affirmatively demonstrates through admissible evidentiary proof that each proposed class member suffered an injury of the same type and extent as the injury of the named class representative or representatives.
In this section, the term
injury means the alleged impact of the defendant’s actions on the plaintiff’s body or property.
The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 114 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
1716. Limitation on certification of class.