Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

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Tag Archives: class action reform

Update: Class Action Reform Bill Passes House 220-201

Posted in Consumer Class Action
Last month, our colleague Joshua Foust analyzed the then-newly introduced Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.  The bill, sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), amends procedures used in federal court class action and mass tort litigation.  Last week, on March 9, just one month after Chairman Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced the bill,… Continue Reading

Class Dismissed? New House Bill Could Transform Federal Class Action Law

Posted in Consumer Class Action
Just a week before Congress began its first extended recess of 2017, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee took a step towards dramatically changing the landscape of class action litigation. On Thursday, February 9, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a bill (H.R. 985) that would “amend the procedures used in Federal court class actions”… Continue Reading