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H.R. 725: Innocent Party Protection Act

On Passage of the Bill in the House

Passed · Mar 9, 2017 at 7:19 p.m. ET · Source: house.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 725 in the House.

H.R. 725 establishes a uniform standard for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently joined to a lawsuit in order to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction. In addition, the legislation also makes clear that Federal courts may consider evidence outside the pleadings when deciding a motion to remand a case that been removed to Federal Court, as well as whether the plaintiff has shown a good faith intent to pursue a judgment against a non-diverse defendant.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Aye 52%
 
 
224
224
 
0
 
No 45%
 
 
194
10
 
184
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
11
2
 
9
 
Simple Majority Required

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