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H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017

H.R. 985 prohibits a federal court from certifying any proposed class seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss unless the party seeking the class action shows that each proposed class member suffered the same type and scope of injury as the named class representative or representatives. The bill requires a court, in issuing a class certification order for ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 9, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 9, 2017

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

Sponsor:

Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017
Length: 16 pages

Prognosis:

31% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 9, 2017
 
Introduced

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Feb 15, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 15, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 7, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Mar 9, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 985 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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