Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 114th Congress.

S. 401 - Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

Law. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

S. 401 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015
  • Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015
Sponsor
Chuck Grassley
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Law
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Legal fees and court costs
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/05/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/05/2015
2/05/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2/05/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$392,318
$358,176
$251,026
$1,001,520
86 times as much
$45,000
$6,396,942
$57,657,794
$750
$5,398,859
$547,752
$8,250,935
$7,379,240
$85,677,272
3 Organizations Supported and 15 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015

3 organizations supported this bill

National Federation of Independent Business
National Federation of Independent Business (2015, March 17). Small Business Urges Mandatory Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits. Retrieved March 17, 2015, from NFIB.
National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (2016, March 28). Federal - S 401. Retrieved March 28, 2016, from National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, R. Bruce (2015, April 14). Letter supporting H.R. 758, the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015”. Retrieved April 21, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

15 organizations opposed this bill

Alliance for Justice
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
American Association for Justice
American Association for Justice (2015, April 15). AAJ Statement on House Judiciary Committee Markup OF LARA. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from American Association for Justice.
American Bar Association
Susman, Thomas M. (2015, March 23). Re: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015. Retrieved April 21, 2015, from American Bar Association.
Center for Justice & Democracy
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
Consumer Federation of America
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
Consumers Union
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
Defenders of Wildlife
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
Earthjustice
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
Environmental Working Group
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
National Consumers League
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
National Employment Lawyers Association
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
National Women's Law Center
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.
Public Citizen
Undersigned (2015, April 13). Groups Strongly Oppose Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Retrieved April 15, 2015, from Alliance for Justice.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,728$233,127
Kelly AyotteRNH$16,999$588,642
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$2,332,749
John BarrassoRWY$14,500$103,749
Michael F. BennetDCO$250$2,818,728
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$1,122,049
Roy BluntRMO$24,350$614,206
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,500$2,297,181
John BoozmanRAR$8,750$94,708
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$45,697
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,251$3,031,315
Richard BurrRNC$21,900$527,919
Maria CantwellDWA$750$937,604
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$25,749$508,726
Ben CardinDMD$6,500$472,203
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$240,042
Bob CaseyDPA$3,250$1,801,535
Bill CassidyRLA$11,500$348,168
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,500$71,800
William Thad CochranRMS$9,700$367,675
Susan M. CollinsRME$11,600$368,856
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$500$1,080,338
Bob CorkerRTN$10,250$448,271
John CornynRTX$16,550$612,707
Tom CottonRAR$25,550$428,554
Mike CrapoRID$4,500$166,304
Ted CruzRTX$8,651$957,989
Steve DainesRMT$14,050$136,695
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$923,879
Dick DurbinDIL$1,000$1,430,710
Mike EnziRWY$10,500$67,977
Joni ErnstRIA$14,999$69,395
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,250$714,622
Deb FischerRNE$10,950$183,987
Jeff FlakeRAZ$23,250$249,302
Al FrankenDMN$3,300$1,563,198
Cory GardnerRCO$39,502$295,769
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,000$2,907,282
Lindsey GrahamRSC$22,700$968,352
Chuck GrassleyRIA$14,350$384,566
Orrin G. HatchRUT$7,750$390,761
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$1,154,194
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$902,984
Dean HellerRNV$16,250$221,115
Mazie K. HironoDHI$500$1,183,040
John HoevenRND$2,500$68,013
Jim InhofeROK$7,500$127,700
Johnny IsaksonRGA$32,550$423,735
Ron JohnsonRWI$71,603$365,722
Tim KaineDVA$5,346$3,485,394
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,500$362,683
Mark KirkRIL$16,750$350,885
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$946,045
James LankfordROK$31,450$158,490
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$660,547
Mike LeeRUT$3,750$300,041
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$10,500$355,925
Ed MarkeyDMA$3,750$2,009,873
John McCainRAZ$18,300$435,506
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,750$3,599,857
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$36,100$944,489
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,250$1,376,042
Jeff MerkleyDOR$2,500$671,522
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$49,600
Jerry MoranRKS$4,500$172,339
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$12,193$300,826
Chris MurphyDCT$0$1,301,243
Patty MurrayDWA$5,750$1,438,143
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,000$2,150,440
Rand PaulRKY$4,250$177,660
David PerdueRGA$8,750$243,017
Gary C. PetersDMI$5,950$2,157,965
Rob PortmanROH$30,800$1,037,798
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$450,896
Harry ReidDNV$0$332,353
Jim RischRID$15,500$43,100
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,000$257,611
Mike RoundsRSD$5,000$112,960
Marco RubioRFL$21,600$593,168
Bernie SandersIVT$0$471,984
Ben SasseRNE$4,250$162,760
Brian SchatzDHI$500$1,357,621
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,000$2,096,129
Tim ScottRSC$13,500$482,033
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,500$73,103
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$10,000$1,867,222
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,500$236,100
Debbie StabenowDMI$8,976$1,048,753
Dan SullivanRAK$20,799$246,661
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$1,947,792
John ThuneRSD$15,358$270,129
Thom TillisRNC$22,599$424,709
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$48,617$1,033,190
Tom UdallDNM$1,000$905,651
David VitterRLA$7,500$161,192
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,250$1,372,408
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,000$5,766,570
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$600$822,233
Roger F. WickerRMS$2,500$172,315
Ron WydenDOR$11,550$928,459

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,728$233,127
Kelly AyotteRNH$16,999$588,642
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$2,332,749
John BarrassoRWY$14,500$103,749
Michael F. BennetDCO$250$2,818,728
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$1,122,049
Roy BluntRMO$24,350$614,206
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,500$2,297,181
John BoozmanRAR$8,750$94,708
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$45,697
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,251$3,031,315
Richard BurrRNC$21,900$527,919
Maria CantwellDWA$750$937,604
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$25,749$508,726
Ben CardinDMD$6,500$472,203
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$240,042
Bob CaseyDPA$3,250$1,801,535
Bill CassidyRLA$11,500$348,168
Daniel CoatsRIN$4,500$71,800
William Thad CochranRMS$9,700$367,675
Susan M. CollinsRME$11,600$368,856
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$500$1,080,338
Bob CorkerRTN$10,250$448,271
John CornynRTX$16,550$612,707
Tom CottonRAR$25,550$428,554
Mike CrapoRID$4,500$166,304
Ted CruzRTX$8,651$957,989
Steve DainesRMT$14,050$136,695
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$923,879
Dick DurbinDIL$1,000$1,430,710
Mike EnziRWY$10,500$67,977
Joni ErnstRIA$14,999$69,395
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,250$714,622
Deb FischerRNE$10,950$183,987
Jeff FlakeRAZ$23,250$249,302
Al FrankenDMN$3,300$1,563,198
Cory GardnerRCO$39,502$295,769
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,000$2,907,282
Lindsey GrahamRSC$22,700$968,352
Chuck GrassleyRIA$14,350$384,566
Orrin G. HatchRUT$7,750$390,761
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$1,154,194
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$902,984
Dean HellerRNV$16,250$221,115
Mazie K. HironoDHI$500$1,183,040
John HoevenRND$2,500$68,013
Jim InhofeROK$7,500$127,700
Johnny IsaksonRGA$32,550$423,735
Ron JohnsonRWI$71,603$365,722
Tim KaineDVA$5,346$3,485,394
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$1,500$362,683
Mark KirkRIL$16,750$350,885
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$946,045
James LankfordROK$31,450$158,490
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$660,547
Mike LeeRUT$3,750$300,041
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$10,500$355,925
Ed MarkeyDMA$3,750$2,009,873
John McCainRAZ$18,300$435,506
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,750$3,599,857
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$36,100$944,489
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,250$1,376,042
Jeff MerkleyDOR$2,500$671,522
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$49,600
Jerry MoranRKS$4,500$172,339
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$12,193$300,826
Chris MurphyDCT$0$1,301,243
Patty MurrayDWA$5,750$1,438,143
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,000$2,150,440
Rand PaulRKY$4,250$177,660
David PerdueRGA$8,750$243,017
Gary C. PetersDMI$5,950$2,157,965
Rob PortmanROH$30,800$1,037,798
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$450,896
Harry ReidDNV$0$332,353
Jim RischRID$15,500$43,100
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,000$257,611
Mike RoundsRSD$5,000$112,960
Marco RubioRFL$21,600$593,168
Bernie SandersIVT$0$471,984
Ben SasseRNE$4,250$162,760
Brian SchatzDHI$500$1,357,621
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,000$2,096,129
Tim ScottRSC$13,500$482,033
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,500$73,103
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$10,000$1,867,222
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,500$236,100
Debbie StabenowDMI$8,976$1,048,753
Dan SullivanRAK$20,799$246,661
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$1,947,792
John ThuneRSD$15,358$270,129
Thom TillisRNC$22,599$424,709
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$48,617$1,033,190
Tom UdallDNM$1,000$905,651
David VitterRLA$7,500$161,192
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,250$1,372,408
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,000$5,766,570
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$600$822,233
Roger F. WickerRMS$2,500$172,315
Ron WydenDOR$11,550$928,459

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Small business associations$392,318
Chambers of commerce$358,176
Building materials$251,026

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$57,657,794
Women's issues$8,250,935
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,396,942
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Human Rights$45,000
Consumer groups$750
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