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

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


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


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


Sep 28, 2015

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Feb 3, 2016
Reported by Committee

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Feb 25, 2016
Passed House

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 3624 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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