Trial lawyers & law firms (Legal Issues related)

TopicBill numberAuthorsort iconInterest positionBecame law
Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 H.R. 985 (111th) BoucherSupportNo
To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (by… More
To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. (by CRS) Hide
Justice Integrity Act of 2009 S. 495 (111th) CardinSupportNo
A bill to increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by More
A bill to increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by CRS) Hide
End Racial Profiling Act of 2013 S. 1038 (113th) CardinSupportNo
A bill to eliminate racial profiling by law enforcement, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Justice Integrity Act of 2009 H.R. 1412 (111th) CohenSupportNo
To increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by More
To increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process. (by CRS) Hide
Securing Protections for the Injured from Limitations on Liability Act H.R. 5503 (111th) ConyersSupportNo
To revise laws regarding liability in certain civil actions arising from maritime incidents, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015 S. 178 (114th) CornynSupportYes
A bill to provide justice for the victims of trafficking. (by CRS)
National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2015 H.R. 2330 (114th) DeutchSupportNo
To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. (by CRS)
Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2009 H.R. 759 (111th) DingellSupportNo
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics in the global market, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics in the global market, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act of 2015 S. 1122 (114th) DurbinSupportNo
A bill to provide that chapter 1 of title 9 of the United States Code, relating to the enforcement of arbitration agreements, shall not apply to enrollment agreements made between students and… More
A bill to provide that chapter 1 of title 9 of the United States Code, relating to the enforcement of arbitration agreements, shall not apply to enrollment agreements made between students and certain institutions of higher education, and to prohibit limitations on the ability of students to pursue claims against certain institutions of higher education. (by CRS) Hide
Investor Choice Act of 2013 H.R. 2998 (113th) EllisonSupportNo
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015 H.R. 526 (114th) FarentholdOpposeNo
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding… More
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013 H.R. 982 (113th) FarentholdOpposeNo
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding… More
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 S. 931 (111th) FeingoldSupportNo
A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 S. 1782 (110th) FeingoldSupportNo
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2015 S. 1133 (114th) FrankenSupportNo
A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 S. 878 (113th) FrankenSupportNo
A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2012 H.R. 5 (112th) GingreyOpposeNo
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system. (by More
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system. (by CRS) Hide
Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015 H.R. 1927 (114th) GoodlatteOpposeNo
To amend title 28, United States Code, to improve fairness in class action litigation. (by CRS)
Innovation Act H.R. 3309 (113th) GoodlatteOpposeNo
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 S. 401 (114th) GrassleyOpposeNo
A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2012 H.R. 4078 (112th) GriffinOpposeNo
To provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 6.0 percent. (by More
To provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 6.0 percent. (by CRS) Hide
Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009 H.R. 1478 (111th) HincheySupportNo
To amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, to allow members of the Armed Forces to sue the United States for damages for certain injuries caused by improper medical care, and for other… More
To amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, to allow members of the Armed Forces to sue the United States for damages for certain injuries caused by improper medical care, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 H.R. 3010 (110th) JohnsonSupportNo
To amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2015 H.R. 2087 (114th) JohnsonSupportNo
To amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 H.R. 1020 (111th) JohnsonSupportNo
(By CRS) Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of: (1) an employment, consumer, or franchise… More
(By CRS) Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 - Declares that no predispute arbitration agreement shall be valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of: (1) an employment, consumer, or franchise dispute, or (2) a dispute arising under any statute intended to protect civil rights. Declares, further, that the validity or enforceability of an agreement to arbitrate shall be determined by a court, under federal law, rather than an arbitrator, irrespective of whether the party resisting arbitration challenges the arbitration agreement specifically or in conjunction with other terms of the contract containing such agreement. Exempts from this Act arbitration provisions in collective bargaining agreements. (by CRS) Hide
Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 S. 540 (111th) KennedySupportNo
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by More
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2008 S. 2449 (110th) KohlSupportNo
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
USA FREEDOM Act S. 1599 (113th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and… More
A bill to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 S. 1925 (112th) LeahySupportNo
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. (by CRS)
Cybersecurity Act of 2012 S. 2105 (112th) LiebermanOpposeNo
A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. (by CRS)
Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act S. 512 (111th) MartinezSupportNo
A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 9, United States Code with respect to arbitration. (by CRS)
Open Access to Courts Act of 2009 H.R. 4115 (111th) NadlerSupportNo
To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide a restoration of notice pleading in Federal courts, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide a restoration of notice pleading in Federal courts, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Protecting Cyber Networks Act H.R. 1560 (114th) NunesOpposeNo
To improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance multi-directional sharing of… More
To improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance multi-directional sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks and strengthen privacy and civil liberties protections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 H.R. 1346 (111th) PalloneSupportNo
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by More
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by CRS) Hide
Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act of 2015 S. 255 (114th) PaulSupportNo
A bill to restore the integrity of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 S. 619 (113th) PaulSupportNo
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments. (by CRS)
National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2015 S. 1119 (114th) PetersSupportNo
A bill to establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. (by CRS)
Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 H.R. 181 (114th) PoeOpposeNo
To provide justice for the victims of trafficking. (by CRS)
Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2012 H.R. 4369 (112th) QuayleOpposeNo
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding… More
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, and the filing of such reports with the Executive Office for United States Trustees. (by CRS) Hide
Protecting Americans from Unsafe Foreign Products Act H.R. 5913 (110th) SánchezSupportNo
To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for service of process over foreign nationals in cases involving defective products causing injury in the United States, and for other purposes.… More
To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for service of process over foreign nationals in cases involving defective products causing injury in the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009 S. 1347 (111th) SchumerSupportNo
A bill to amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, to allow members of the Armed Forces to sue the United States for damages for certain injuries caused by improper medical care, and for… More
A bill to amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, to allow members of the Armed Forces to sue the United States for damages for certain injuries caused by improper medical care, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012 H.R. 4345 (112th) ShimkusOpposeNo
To provide liability protection for claims based on the design, manufacture, sale, offer for sale, introduction into commerce, or use of certain fuels and fuel additives, and for other purposes.… More
To provide liability protection for claims based on the design, manufacture, sale, offer for sale, introduction into commerce, or use of certain fuels and fuel additives, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015 H.R. 758 (114th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 H.R. 1981 (112th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to child pornography and child exploitation offenses. (by CRS)
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 H.R. 2655 (113th) SmithOpposeNo
To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010 H.R. 4678 (111th) SuttonSupportNo
To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such… More
To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 H.R. 1 (110th) ThompsonSupportYes
This bill requires that Congress, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission regarding the threat of future terrorist attacks. (by… More
This bill requires that Congress, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission regarding the threat of future terrorist attacks. (by CRS) Hide
Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 H.R. 1735 (114th) ThornberryOpposeNo
An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to… More
An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009 H.R. 1507 (111th) Van HollenSupportNo
To amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, relating to disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, relating to disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2014 H.R. 5212 (113th) WalbergSupportNo
To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to civil asset forfeiture, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act of 2015 H.R. 540 (114th) WalbergSupportNo
To restore the integrity of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2008 H.R. 5884 (110th) WexlerSupportNo
To amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by… More
To amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 H.R. 1508 (111th) WexlerSupportNo
To amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by… More
To amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2011 S. 1946 (112th) WhitehouseSupportNo
A bill to require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such… More
A bill to require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers. (by CRS) Hide
Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009 S. 1606 (111th) WhitehouseSupportNo
A bill to require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such… More
A bill to require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 S. 1718 (112th) WydenSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims. (by More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims. (by CRS) Hide
Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 H.R. 367 (113th) YoungOpposeNo
To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.… More
To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. (by CRS) Hide