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  1. 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).
  2. 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.