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Friday, March 10, 2017

Mar 9, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor Today: 1 Rule Bill

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1 Rule Bill

1) H.R. 720 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability by restoring mandatory sanctions for filing frivolous lawsuits, in an effort to protect individuals and businesses from unnecessary legal costs. 

115th Congress