House Committee Passes Bill Aimed At Frivolous Suits
The bill, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, cleared the U.S. House committee 20-13. If passed into law, it would undue the changes to civil procedure instituted in 1993 that gave leeway to judges in deciding sanctions and penalties.
Committee chair and the legislation's author Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said the reforms outlined in the two-page bill would reduce hundreds...
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