S. 237: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017

See instead H.R. 720 which amends Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability by restoring mandatory sanctions for filing frivolous lawsuits, in an effort to protect individuals and businesses from unnecessary legal costs. Specifically, the bill:

(1) restores mandatory sanctions for filing frivolous lawsuits in violation of Rule 11;

(2) removes Rule 11 ...

(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 30, 2017

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jan 30, 2017

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 30, 2017, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senior Senator from Iowa

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 720 (same title)
Passed House — Mar 10, 2017

History

Jan 30, 2017
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Ordered Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 237 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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