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Litigation Funding Transparency Act of 2019

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A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to increase transparency and oversight of third-party litigation funding in certain actions, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/13/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
02/13/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 02/13/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 02/13/2019
Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]* 02/13/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary02/13/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/13/2019)

Litigation Funding Transparency Act of 2019

This bill requires lawyers for plaintiffs in certain lawsuits to provide the court and other parties in the lawsuit with any agreement that entitles an outside business (i.e., a business that is not a party, class member, or counsel in the lawsuit) to receive payment contingent on the lawsuit's outcome. The lawyers for the plaintiffs shall also provide the identity of the outside business.

 

Specifically, these requirements shall apply to any class action or multi-district litigation (i.e. related civil cases pending in different districts that are consolidated for pretrial proceedings).