Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2011

Download associated files: HR 966 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2011.pdfRule 11 as Proposed to be Amended by LARA.pdf 

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to reinstate, in a more aggressive form, the 1983 version of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, under which sanctions were mandatory, not discretionary. The House held hearings on H.R. 966, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA), on March 11th. A new article analyzing this bill has been posted on the Recent Articles page and can be accessed here. The bill, and the text of Rule 11 as it would appear if the bill is passed, are attached above.

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