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H.R. 725 (115th): Innocent Party Protection Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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.

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Ken Buck

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jan 30, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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.

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History

Jan 30, 2017
 
Introduced

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Feb 2, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Feb 24, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 9, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 725 (115th) was 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.

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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