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April 10, 2003

Chamber Applauds Sen. Lincoln’s Co-Sponsorship of Class Action Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2003 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commends Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) for her leadership in co-sponsoring the Class Action Fairness Act of 2003.

“We applaud Senator Lincoln for taking this important step in helping reform the class action system,” said Stanton D. Anderson, the Chamber’s executive vice president and chief legal officer. “Senator Lincoln’s endorsement reaffirms and strengthens the bipartisan support in Congress for moderate and reasonable legal reform.”

A recent national poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans believe lawyers benefit the most from class action lawsuits and consumers and class members benefit the least.

“This legislation would restore balance and fairness and would enhance and protect the rights of consumers and businesses alike,” Anderson said. “We hope other Democrats will follow Sen. Lincoln’s lead.”

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