The Republican-led U.S. Congress has recently introduced a bill designed to drastically limit the legal rights of all Americans. The restrictions that Congress is intending to implement will strip away the rights of Americans like you and your family to pursue legal actions against large corporations for claims involving discrimination, pharmaceutical and medical device cases, pollution cases and other class action cases. As stated in the Group Letter sent to Congress by over 7o consumer, labor, legal and environmental groups:
“H.R. 985 adds complicated provisions, each of which is designed to ensure that no class action could ever be brought or litigated. In some cases, it would do so by overturning centuries of American law. Some provisions would make it even more impossible to bring race and gender discrimination class actions. Other provisions would have a dramatic impact on cases against toxic polluters. The bill even goes so far as preventing someone from choosing their own counsel. And that’s just the beginning of what’s wrong with this appalling piece of legislation.”
Strongly opposing this bill are over 120 civil rights organizations, as over 70 consumer, labor, legal and environmental groups put it, as well as disability groups, legal scholars, and small businesses.
This unprecedented measure would limit recovery where one party was injured through no fault of their own. The playing field is already uneven when taking on large corporations. Please tell your representatives in Congress to stand up for you and vote NO on offensive anti-civil justice legislation.
If you agree that it is unacceptable for Congress to eliminate your rights to hold corporations accountable, click here and fill out the form with your name and address (for purposes of identifying and connecting you with your elected officials). This will take no more than a minute of your time, but will help preserve our legal rights for generations to come.
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