By Daniel Karon, Karon LLC | May 2, 2017, 12:53 PM EDT
A German automaker lies about its cars’ emissions, swindling billions. Too bad. An energy company cooks the books, stealing millions of people’s retirement savings. So sad. An oil company recklessly releases millions of barrels of oil into the ocean, destroying thousands of fishermen’s catches. Pound sand.
If Congress passes H.R. 985 — the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act — these horrifying scenarios will be just the beginning. If the bill reads like a Chamber of Commerce wish list, that’s because it is.