HR985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017

By | November 28, 2017
Seal of the United States District Court (for the Northern District of California)

Seal of the United States District Court (for the Northern District of California).

Tightens requirements for certification of class action lawsuits, establishes new rules for attorney’s fees in class action lawsuits.  Also amends the federal bankruptcy code to require asbestos trusts to file reports with the bankruptcy court regarding payments to claimants.

Official Summary

Passed House
2017-03-09
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]

Cosponsors: Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32], Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]

Votes

Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll148.xml

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