[congressional bills 114th congress] [from the u.s. government publishing office] [h.r. 1927 introduced in house (ih)] 114th congress 1st session h. r. 1927 to amend title 28, united states code, to improve fairness in class action litigation. _______________________________________________________________________ in the house of representatives april 22, 2015 mr. goodlatte (for himself and mr. franks of arizona) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the committee on the judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ a bill to amend title 28, united states code, to improve fairness in class action litigation. be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the united states of america in congress assembled, section 1. short title. this act may be cited as the ``fairness in class action litigation act of 2015''. sec. 2. class member injury required. (a) in general.--title 28, united states code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``sec. 1716. limitation on certification of class ``(a) in general.--no federal court shall certify any proposed class unless the party seeking to maintain a class action affirmatively demonstrates through admissible evidentiary proof that each proposed class member suffered an injury of the same type and extent as the injury of the named class representative or representatives. ``(b) definition.--in this section, the term `injury' means the alleged impact of the defendant's actions on the plaintiff's body or property.''. (b) clerical amendment.--the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 114 of title 28, united states code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item: ``1716. limitation on certification of class.''.