HR720: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017

By | January 11, 2018
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).

This bill amends the sanctions provisions in Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require the court to impose an appropriate sanction on any attorney, law firm, or party that has violated, or is responsible for the violation of, the rule with regard to representations to the court. Any sanction must compensate parties injured by the conduct in question.

Official Summary

Passed House
2017-03-10
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]

Cosponsors: Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6], Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4], Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8], Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27], Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1], Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3], Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]

Votes

Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll158.xml

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