New Radical Legislation

March 6th, 2017 | Posted in News, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice, Tort Reform

Next week, the House will vote on a series of bills that will make it difficult – if not impossible — for Americans harmed by large corporate misconduct to seek justice in our nation’s courts.

These anti-civil justice bills are:

  • H.R. 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” which undermines state law and eliminates the rights of Americans to bring certain health care claims when they are injured by medical malpractice and dangerous drugs and devices, or when they or their families are injured or killed in a nursing home;
  • H.R. 985, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act,” which will strip Americans of the ability join with others to bring consumer, worker, or civil rights class actions against corporations;
  • H.R. 906, the “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act,” which helps the asbestos industry in delaying and denying compensation to asbestos victims dying of asbestos disease and threatens the privacy of asbestos victims and their families;
  • H.R. 725, the “Innocent Party Protection Act,” which allows corporate defendants to more easily move a case into a more favorable forum;
  • H.R. 720, the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act,” which forces a court to impose sanctions on attorneys who bring novel legal cases;
  • H.R. 732, the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act,” which prohibits non-profits and charities from being able to receive compensation from corporations found to have committed widespread harm to the public.

Before Congress votes on these bills, it is imperative that they hear from the real  people who would be impacted the most by this legislation.

If you agree that it is unacceptable for Congress to eliminate your rights to hold large corporations accountable, we urge you to contact your Congressperson and Senators today. Tell your representatives to stand up for you and your family and vote NO on offensive anti-civil justice legislation.