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house Bill H.R. 1927

Should All Plaintiffs in Class Action Lawsuits Have Suffered the Same Level of Injury?

Argument in favor

Class action lawsuits are often exploited. Courts need to improve how plaintiffs are vetted to ensure that they have actually been harmed. Class action suits should only come from people who have suffered the same.

David's Opinion
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01/21/2016
All planttiffs should be harmed in the same manner to even be considered a class action suit.
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Joe's Opinion
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01/27/2016
There are many, many ads on TV for these suits. Those truly harmed should be compensated for the level of their harm. Lawyers should be paid a fee that would not allow them to end up with, in many cases, a large portion of the money.
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Brittany's Opinion
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06/20/2016
This offers all consumers a level of protection, despite their level of involvement.
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Argument opposed

The current system for class action lawsuits does a sufficient job of vetting and separating different types of injuries. This bill would make it harder for those who’ve been injured to join a class action lawsuit.

David's Opinion
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01/05/2016
There is no such thing as the same level of injury. Class action suits are a way to save court time to establish liability for an error that has affected many people. Proof of and amount of damage is separately proven by each claimant.
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Jared's Opinion
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01/08/2016
Everyone prepare to feign surprise...ready? A GOP lawmaker proposed a bill to protect those companies which face the largest number of class action suits for inappropriate action (which also happen to be major campaign donors to GOP candidates, their super PACs, and the RNC) from being effectively sued in the future. *queue gasp of surprise and astonishment* This is, once again, a law being presented as perfectly legitimate and reasonable (and it really does make sense and sounds reasonable) but is simply a front for use by those with the most money to pay the best legal team to limit their liability through legal loopholes.
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William's Opinion
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01/08/2016
Injuries will never be exactly the same. The point of a class action lawsuit is to sue for an error that caused the injuries, and compensations are individually decided for each victim. This bill is just an attempt to put another hoop to jump through for plaintiffs against the companies that lobby congress.
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    There is no such thing as the same level of injury. Class action suits are a way to save court time to establish liability for an error that has affected many people. Proof of and amount of damage is separately proven by each claimant.
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    Everyone prepare to feign surprise...ready? A GOP lawmaker proposed a bill to protect those companies which face the largest number of class action suits for inappropriate action (which also happen to be major campaign donors to GOP candidates, their super PACs, and the RNC) from being effectively sued in the future. *queue gasp of surprise and astonishment* This is, once again, a law being presented as perfectly legitimate and reasonable (and it really does make sense and sounds reasonable) but is simply a front for use by those with the most money to pay the best legal team to limit their liability through legal loopholes.
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    Injuries will never be exactly the same. The point of a class action lawsuit is to sue for an error that caused the injuries, and compensations are individually decided for each victim. This bill is just an attempt to put another hoop to jump through for plaintiffs against the companies that lobby congress.
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    This isn't a major priority compared to everything else going on in the country. While I firmly believe in all things being equitable, this just isn't important right now.
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    This is another giveaway to big business at the expense of the people.
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    Hell no! Just another way to screw citizens in favor of corporations. Can we just stop doing this?
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    Perhaps restitution should be based on level of injury but all should be able to join together in the same lawsuit.
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    Yet another example of attempting to protect corporate interests over the public interests. This bill is disgusting.
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    They need to limit the amount of money the lawyers get. Not limit the class.
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    This bill disadvantages consumers and favors corporations. Typical republican bill to favor their corporate gods.
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    Why is Congress waiting time with this?
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    Companies would love this and so would lawyers. This would place another financial burden on plaintiffs and thereby reduce the number of plaintiffs and would of course require the assistance of lawyers. Thereby making this overly wealth and under scrutinized and policed group even wealthier. Why are the two wealthiest groups in America are the same groups that are allowed to police their own members?
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    What is broken here?
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    Sounds like yet another ploy to help big business and hurt the voters
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    If the harm, regardless of the nature, was from he same cause, it shouldn't matter the degree or even the form. If faulty car brakes caused accidents that result in my getting into an accident and being burned in a fire, you getting into an accident and suffering a broken arm, and a third person being killed going over a cliff it's still the damn faulty brakes.
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    Every injury is different. Each claim is different and should be treated as such.
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    Absolutely not. A lawsuit is to make you "whole" again, not rich (er).
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    Stop worrying about "fairness " and do your job! Follow the Constitution and serve the electorate!
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    This would kill all class actions by injecting an unnecessary element. It would eliminate the only practical way for consumers to get their money back or get compensation for injury caused by defective products.
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    Can you imagine how long it would take even just a few thousand people to prove their level of injury? This bill's aim is to cripple class action lawsuits.
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