The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, a bill intended to curb class action lawsuits in several significant ways, has passed in the House of Representatives. Among its provisions are limitations to class certification and ceilings on attorney’s fees. As a result, the bill faces strong opposition from consumer and public interest groups as well as plaintiff attorneys.
This panel discussion reviewed the bill, examined its main points, and probed the next steps in the legislative process.
This Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy briefing featured:
John H. Beisner
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom
F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director, Public Justice
Senior Attorney and Director of the Center for Class Action Fairness, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Moderator: Michael S. Greve
Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School