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S. 237: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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’s ‘‘safe harbor’’ provision that currently allows parties and their attorneys to avoid sanctions for making frivolous claims by withdrawing frivolous claims after a motion for sanctions has been filed ...

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jan 30, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jan 30, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 30, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

6% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

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

History

Jan 30, 2017
 
Introduced

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Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate (House next)

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Passed House

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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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