H.R.420 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 01/26/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 109-123|
|Latest Action:||10/31/2005 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||10/27/2005 : Passed House|
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Amendments: H.R.420 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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H.Amdt.606 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Description: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to provide "three-strikes-and-you're-out" provisions for attorneys who file frivolous lawsuits or engage in frivolous conduct during discovery; enhance sanctions for document destruction; and require that court records not be sealed unless the court finds that a sealing is justified. Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] (Offered 10/27/2005) Latest Action: 10/27/05 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 226 (Roll no. 551).
H.Amdt.605 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Description: Amendment imposes sanctions for the destruction of relevant documents in a pending Federal court proceeding; contains provisions for setting standards for a court's determination that certain court records should be sealed; and includes provisions for a presumption on a Rule 11 violation when the same issue is repeatedly relitigated. Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Offered 10/27/2005) Latest Action: 10/27/05 On agreeing to the Smith (TX) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.