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Historic Week for Legal Reform

The U.S. Chamber applauds the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017” (H.R. 985), the “Innocent Party Protection Act of 2017” (H.R. 725), and the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017” (H.R. 720).

False Claims Act

A staple of recent annual legislative sessions has been the introduction of a state equivalent to the federal False Claims Act (FCA), and one Pennsylvania lawmaker has said he plans to soon bring such a bill back to the floor for consideration. But opinions remain divided on how that legislation will benefit the state. Democratic…