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H.R. 1927: Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1927 (114th) in the House.

The House is scheduled to take up the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (H.R. 1927), which aims to reform the current federal class action lawsuit framework by requiring uninjured parties to be part of separate class action suits than those parties experiencing more extensive injuries. According to data from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, enactment of H.R. 1927 could reduce the number of class action suits filed and the number of plaintiffs in them, but could also increase the administrative burden on the courts.

“Only those people who share injuries of the same type and extent should be part of a class action lawsuit,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) when introducing the bill on April 22. “I was proud to help move the Class Action Fairness Act through Congress ten years ago, and today I am introducing this legislation to supplement the protections afforded to victims in class actions, and further reduce wasteful litigation in our courts.”

Totals

All Votes R D
Aye 49%
 
 
211
211
 
0
 
No 43%
 
 
188
16
 
172
 
Present 0%
 
 
1
1
 
0
 
Not Voting 8%
 
 
33
17
 
16
 

Date: Jan 8, 2016

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the House

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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