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Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

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A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.


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Date
02/05/2015Introduced in Senate

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Date
02/05/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S837)
Action By: Senate

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Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 02/05/2015

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Senate Judiciary02/05/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/05/2015)

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

Amends the sanctions provisions in Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require the court to impose an appropriate sanction on any attorney, law firm, or party that has violated, or is responsible for the violation of, the rule with regard to representations to the court. Requires any sanction to compensate parties injured by the conduct in question.

Removes a provision that prohibits filing a motion for sanctions if the challenged paper, claim, defense, contention, or denial is withdrawn or appropriately corrected within 21 days after service or within another time the court sets.

Authorizes the court to impose additional sanctions, including striking the pleadings, dismissing the suit, nonmonetary directives, or penalty payments if warranted for effective deterrence.