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March 9, 2017

In the News Today – March 9, 2017

U.S. House Set To Vote on Legal Reform Bills Today and Tomorrow: The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on four legal reform bills (two of which have been combined) over the next two days. Today, the House will vote on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act, which have been merged, as well as the Innocent Party Protection Act of 2017. Tomorrow, the house will vote on the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017. (Legal Newsline)

Security Class-Action Suits Tripled: A new NERA Economic Consulting study shows investor losses in investment-related, class-action lawsuits tripled in 2016. According to the report, 300 securities-related, class-action lawsuits were filed in 2016 and investment losses from securities-linked, class-action were at $468 billion. (Insurance News Net)

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