Class-Action Lawsuits Are Under Attack—Could That Be a Bad Thing?

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Last January, just weeks after a federal judge in Florida denied Honda’s request to dismiss a class-action lawsuit against the automaker for its role in the Takata airbag scandal, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1927. The bill’s timing was merely coincidental, but the two issues are deftly intertwined. In the name of more business-friendly practices, and with impassioned backing from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016, which still needs Senate approval and a presidential signature to become law, tinkers with the rules that govern class-action lawsuits. Specifically, it intends to break up large groups of consumers who come together to file claims against corporations. READ MORE ››

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