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H.R. 699: Mutual Fund Litigation Reform Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 699

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to provide complaint and burden of proof requirements for certain actions for breach of fiduciary duty.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Mutual Fund Litigation Reform Act.

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Complaint and burden of proof requirements for certain actions for breach of fiduciary duty

Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–35(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(7)

In any such action brought by a security holder of a registered investment company on behalf of such company—

(A)

the complaint shall state with particularity all facts establishing a breach of fiduciary duty, and, if an allegation of any such facts is based on information and belief, the complaint shall state with particularity all facts on which that belief is formed; and

(B)

such security holder shall have the burden of proving a breach of fiduciary duty by clear and convincing evidence.

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