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HR 420 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 - Key Vote

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Bennie Thompson voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (228-184) - (Key vote)

Title: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires sanctions be imposed on lawyers, law firms or other parties that file pleadings, motions or official documents that are filed for an "improper purpose", are not justified by existing laws, do not have the support of evidence and do not have a reasonable base for the lack of factual information.

Highlights:
  • Requires personal injury claims to be filed in the county where the person bringing the claim lives (Sec. 4).
  • Calls for a suspension for a minimum of one year of an attorney that violates Rule 11 at least three times (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005

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