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