Next week, the United States House of Representatives will vote on a series of bills that will make it difficult – if not impossible — for Americans harmed by corporate misconduct to seek justice in our nation’s courts.
These anti-civil justice bills are:
H.R. 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” which undermines state law and eliminates the rights of Americans to bring certain health care claims when they are injured by medical malpractice and dangerous drugs and devices, or when they or their families are injured or killed in a nursing home;
H.R. 985, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act,” which will strip Americans of the ability join with others to bring consumer, worker, or civil rights class actions against corporations;
H.R. 906, the “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act,” which helps the asbestos industry in delaying and denying compensation to asbestos victims dying of asbestos disease and threatens the privacy of asbestos victims and their families;
H.R. 725, the “Innocent Party Protection Act,” which allows corporate defendants to more easily move a case into a more favorable forum;
H.R. 720, the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act,” which forces a court to impose sanctions on attorneys who bring novel legal cases;
H.R. 732, the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act,” which prohibits non-profits and charities from being able to receive compensation from corporations found to have committed widespread harm to the public.
Before Congress votes on these bills, it is imperative that they hear from the people who would be impacted the most by this legislation. Please contact your Representative today. The Spence Law Firm was founded under the guiding principle that all American citizens deserve to be protected by the same rights as any powerful corporation or government. We continue to fight for real people every day–if you have questions about your rights or how we can help, please feel free to call or email us.
Below are links for you to send a letter to your respective representatives and senators to oppose the assault on our civil justice system