News
March 9, 2017

U.S. Chamber Commends House Passage of Innocent Party Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today about the passage of the “Innocent Party Protection Act of 2017” (H.R. 725) by the U.S. House of Representatives:

“The Innocent Party Protection Act prevents plaintiffs’ lawyers from suing small businesses and individuals solely to keep a lawsuit in a plaintiff friendly state court.

“The House’s action today authorizes federal judges to stop this gaming of the system and sends a loud message that this manipulation of our courts must end.

“We applaud the House for passing this important legislation, and urge the Senate to quickly do the same and send it to the President’s desk.”

ILR seeks to promote civil justice reform through legislative, political, judicial, and educational activities at the national, state, and local levels.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

We Use Cookies to Make your Experience Better

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies and similar technologies to recognize your repeat visits and preferences, as well as to measure the effectiveness of campaigns and analyze traffic. To learn more about cookies, including how to disable them, view our Cookie Policy. By clicking "I Accept" or "X" on this banner, or using our site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.