H.R. 725: Innocent Party Protection Act

H.R. 725 establishes a uniform standard for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently joined to a lawsuit in order to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction. In addition, the legislation also makes clear that Federal courts may consider evidence outside the pleadings when deciding a motion to remand a case that been removed to Federal Court, as well as whether the ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 30, 2017

Status:

Passed House on Mar 9, 2017

This bill passed in the House on March 9, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Ken Buck

Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 30, 2017
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 24, 2017
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee. The House Committee on the Judiciary issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

Mar 3, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Mar 9, 2017
 
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. 725 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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