Tell Your Senators to Reject H.R. 985 – A Bill Filled with Unnecessary Obstacles to Bar Consumers from Banding Together When Ripped Off or Exploited by Wrongdoers
Call (202) 224-3121 and tell them to:
Protect consumers’, investors’, and workers’ right to band together in class actions by voting “NO” on H.R. 985, the so-called "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017." The bill is an unwarranted attack on Americans’ access to court and virtually would wipe out consumer, investor, and worker claims caused by widespread misconduct.
AND, the bill’s supporters have failed to explain why H.R. 985 is necessary. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved the bill WITHOUT even a hearing to publicly discuss the issue. The bill passed in the House despite bipartisan opposition. The Senate must reject it.
The bill would:
a) unnecessarily delay and deny Americans’ ability to seek remedies for injuries caused by bad actors;
b) undermine an already established process for federal court rulemaking and would unduly interfere with judges’ decision-making and ability to manage their cases, causing further obstruction and delay; and
c) add to already existing obstacles, such as forced arbitration clauses, in the path of consumers and workers seeking redress in court for widespread or systemic harm.
Find your senators or call the switchboard operator at 202.224.3121.
Urge him or her to vote NO on H.R. 985 and protect Americans’ right to band together to seek accountability when corporations break the law.