HR.1927 - Fairness In Class Action Litigation Act Of 2015

[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.


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                    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

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                                 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.''.
                                 
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