Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) voted for the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015, legislation to protect California’s residents and small businesses from the costs of frivolous lawsuits:
“Wasteful litigation hurts California’s businesses, gums up our courts, and detracts from those who have genuine grievances to file. The Fairness in Class Litigation Act ensures that class action lawsuits can be filed only by those with cause to do so.”
The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (H.R. 1927) aims to reform the current federal class action lawsuit framework by requiring uninjured parties to be part of separate class action suits than those parties experiencing more extensive injuries. According to data from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, enactment of H.R. 1927 could reduce the number of class action suits without merit filed and the number of plaintiffs in them. This legislation also helps asbestos victims who must look to the bankruptcy process to seek redress for their, or their loved ones’, injuries.
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce