All Information (Except Text) for S.603 - Frivolous Lawsuit Prevention Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 03/16/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/16/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Frivolous Lawsuit Prevention Act of 2009
All Actions (1)
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Judiciary||03/16/2009||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Civil actions and liability
- Lawyers and legal services
- Legal fees and court costs
Latest Summary (1)
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.