Explainer: Why The Anti-Consumer Bill H.R. 985 Should Be Rejected

Publish Date: 
March 7, 2017
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H.R. 985 IS AN UNWARRANTED ATTACK ON AMERICANS’ ACCESS TO COURT - The bill’s provisions to delay and deny participation in class actions would harm the public interest. It would foster a prolonged and protracted process for class actions that would unduly delay or deny justice for ordinary Americans, without any countervailing benefit. Ultimately, the proposal would wipe out consumer, investor and worker claims regardless of the extent of harm caused by bad actors.