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S. 237 (115th): Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017

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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
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

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

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History

Jan 30, 2017
 
Introduced

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S. 237 (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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