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.
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
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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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 3624 — 114th Congress: Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2016. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3624
“H.R. 3624 — 114th Congress: Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2016.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. September 26, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3624>
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