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Short Titles as Introduced

Frivolous Lawsuit Prevention Act of 2009

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, relating to representation in court and sanctions for violating such rule, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/16/2009 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
03/16/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

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No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary03/16/2009 Referred to

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Subjects (4)

  • Civil actions and liability
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Legal fees and court costs

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Introduced in Senate (03/16/2009)

Frivolous Lawsuit Prevention Act of 2009 - Amends rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to change from discretionary to mandatory the authority of a court to impose sanctions for any representations in a pleading, written motion, or other paper that violate the Rule.

Revises the requirements for such sanctions.

Allows monetary sanctions to be awarded against a party's attorneys.