HR 985 (Goodlatte, R-VA) – Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

House of Representatives Bill

Makes significant changes to laws governing class action lawsuits, including prohibiting class certification unless “each class member has suffered the same type and scope of injury.”  Among other provisions, also limits the amount and timing of attorney’s fees and allows defendants to automatically appeal class certifications.

  • Version: Amended 3/9/2017
  • Sponsor: Author
  • Location: Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Board Position: Oppose

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Amended 3/9/2017


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