H.R. 3624: Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2016


Sep 28, 2015


Passed House on Feb 25, 2016

This bill passed in the House on February 25, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Ken Buck

Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2016
Length: 4 pages


21% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The House passed a bill to try to crack down on a certain type of judicial fraud. Federal jurisdiction law allows trial lawyers to keep their case in state jurisdiction as long as one of the defendants is local, but according to House Republicans this process can be abused to prevent cases from reaching federal court. A “fraudulent joinder” is ...

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Sep 28, 2015

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Feb 3, 2016
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.

Feb 25, 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

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