Comment Letters

March 8, 2017 | Filed under: Class Actions

NACA urges House members to vote NO on H.R. 985. First, House supporters of H.R. 985 have failed to explain why this bill is necessary. The House Judiciary Committee literally refused to examine the policy considerations, reporting H.R. 985 without even a hearing. Second, the legislation’s extreme proposals would disrupt class action proceedings with onerous and unnecessary requirements, cutting off access to justice for millions of Americans injured by corporations that break the law. Meanwhile, corporations would be free to disregard state and federal protections for consumers and workers without fear of being held accountable.

March 7, 2017 | Filed under: Class Actions

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.

February 15, 2017 | Filed under: Class Actions

NACA writes House Judiciary Committee to urge opposition to H.R. 985, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.” The legislation’s extreme proposals would disrupt class action proceedings with onerous and unnecessary requirements, cutting off access to justice for millions of Americans injured by corporations that break the law.  Meanwhile, corporations would be free to disregard state and federal protections for consumers and workers without fear of being held accountable. 

February 14, 2017 | Filed under: Class Actions

NACA joins other organizations in a letter to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to strongly oppose the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017. If this bill were enacted into law, it would obliterate class actions in America. It was introduced less than a week ago. The fact that the Committee would even consider such sweeping, reckless legislation without holding a single hearing is an outrage."

January 6, 2016 | Filed under: Class Actions

NACA joins organizations on a letter strongly opposing H.R. 1927, the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2015." Section 2 of this bill would effectively eviscerate consumer, antitrust, employment and civil rights class actions. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill this week.

March 29, 2011 | Filed under: Class Actions

The undersigned organizations applaud the Maryland legislature for considering legislation designed to preserve a critical consumer protection tool – class actions. We write in strong support of Maryland HB 729, a bill that would allow the legislature to correctly exercise its authority to prohibit provisions in contracts that eliminate consumers’ and employees’ ability to band together as participants in class actions.