Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1927 - Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015

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Jan 5, 2016 7:49 PM

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Cohen (TN)

#4

Makes an exception from the bill’s required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief against the perpetrator of a terrorist attack by victims of such attack.

Cohen (TN)

#5

Makes an exception from the bill’s required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief arising from a foreign-made product.

Conyers (MI)

#6

Exception from the bill’s required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

DelBene (WA), Green, Gene (TX)

#12

SUBSTITUTE LATE Updates the Asbestos Information Act, directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain a publicly searchable online asbestos database of products and locations containing asbestos. Also requires companies manufacturing, importing or handling asbestos-containing products to annually report information to the EPA about their products and any publicly-accessible location in which the products have been known to be present in the past year.

Deutch (FL)

#1

Creates an exception for claims brought by a gun owner seeking monetary relief involving the defective design or manufacturing of a firearm.

Fitzpatrick (PA)

#11

LATE Clarifies that a patient harmed by an FDA approved medical device is not barred from having his or her claim of injury heard by a State court.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#10

LATE Provides litigants in a pending class action access to information held in a trust that is directly related to a plaintiff’s claim for asbestos exposure.

Johnson, Hank (GA)

#7

Strikes the "scope" and "economic loss" language from the bill.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#8

Exempts causes of action arising under the Fair Housing Act or the Equal Credit Opportunity Act from the bill's requirements.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#9

Exempts causes of action arising from a pay equity claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or the Equal Pay Act from the requirements of the bill.

Nadler (NY)

#3

Replaces the bill's requirement for asbestos trusts to disclose detailed personal information with aggregate reporting of demands received and payments made by the trusts.

Peters, Scott (CA)

#2

Exempts a claimant who is or has been a member of the Armed Forces, a civilian employee of the Department of Defense, or a family member of either category.

Waters (CA)

#13

LATE Creates an exception for claims brought by students, service members and veterans seeking relief from institutions of higher education that have engaged in fraudulent activities and unfair practices