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HR 420 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 - 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) (228-184) - (Key vote)
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Title: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005

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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

Sponsors

  • Lamar S. Smith (TX - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer T. Bachus (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John N. Boozman (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb E. Bradley (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virginia 'Ginny' Brown-Waite (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Chocola (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Culberson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Feeney (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Ferguson (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Randy Forbes (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Luis Guillermo Fortuño (PR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Trent Franks (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton W. Gallegly (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott Garrett (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Goodlatte (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert W. 'Gil' Gutknecht (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb Hensarling (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Kline (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jefferson B. 'Jeff' Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary G. Miller (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Neugebauer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald Ernest 'Ron' Paul (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dana T. Rohrabacher (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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