About the bill
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 plaintiff has shown a good faith intent to pursue a judgment against a non-diverse defendant.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 9, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Westerman Votes for Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017”
— Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4] on Mar 10, 2017
H.R. 725 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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