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HR 4571 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004 - National Key Vote

Jesse Jackson, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (228-175) - (Key vote)
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Title: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Requires courts to impose sanctions on attorneys, law firms, or parties who file lawsuits ruled to be frivolous (Sec. 2).
  • Disallows the withdrawal or correction of pleadings by attorneys, law firms or parties to avoid Rule 11 sanctions (Sec. 2).
  • Requires courts to award parties prevailing on Rule 11 motions compensation for legal costs and attorney fees (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004

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