Class actions provide a means for people to band together to pursue justice when companies engage in widespread violations of the law. Without class actions, it is often infeasible for a consumer to hire a lawyer to pursue a claim for a small dollar amount. Class actions also enable courts to assess and remedy the full scope of a company’s wrongdoing. NCLC opposes efforts to curtail class actions or otherwise restrict access to justice.
- H.R. 985 (Goodlatte), Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017. Coalition opposition letter, Feb. 14, 2017
- Letter opposing H.R. 720 (Lamar Smith), Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA), H.R. 725 (Buck), Innocent Party Protection Act, and H.R. 732 (Goodlatte) (Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act). Feb. 1, 2017