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Amendments to H.R. 720 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

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Washington, March 10, 2017 | comments
Rep. Soto (D-FL) - Amendment No. 1 - Reinstates the FRCP 11(c)(2) safe harbor provision to allow parties to avoid penalties by withdrawing or correcting the claims within 14 days from when the alleged violation of rule 11(b) becomes known, anytime up until the end of the discovery period
  Y  181 N  225

Rep. Jackson Lee (D-TX) - Amendment No. 2 - Strikes provision mandating the award of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs for filing frivolous claims
  Y  185 N  225
 
Rep. Conyers (D-MI) - Amendment No. 3 - Exempts from the bill civil actions alleging any violation of a constitutional or civil right
  Y  190 N  227
 
Rep. Jeffries (D-NY) - Amendment No. 4 - Exempts actions pertaining to whistleblowers
  Y  189 N  229
 
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