Thursday, March 10, 2011

Congressional Hearing On Legislation To Amend FRCP 11: The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (H.R. 966)

The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution is holding a hearing tomorrow (March 11th) at 10:00 a.m. on H.R. 966. The legislation is entitled the "Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2011," and its purposes include "[t]o amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability."

Information on the hearing is available here, and the text of the bill can be found here. Here is the witness list:

Elizabeth A. Milito
NFIB Small Business Legal Center

Professor Lonny Hoffman
University of Houston Law Center

Mr. Victor E. Schwartz
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

If you’re in D.C. and want to check it out, the location is 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.

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