Class Action Reform May Curb, But Not Kill, Antitrust Actions

By Eric Kroh (March 1, 2017, 7:21 PM EST) -- House lawmakers are considering a bill to reform class action litigation that could profoundly hamper plaintiffs' ability to bring such cases, though the legislation's blow may land softer on antitrust class actions than with other kinds of suits, experts say.

H.R. 985, the Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, was favorably reported by the House Judiciary Committee in mid-February and is now before the full House of Representatives. The bill, introduced by Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., was approved by the panel on a party-line vote during a late-evening markup. The panel did not hold any hearings on...

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