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  • The house Passed November 13th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 223 Yea / 194 Nay
      house Committees
      House Committee on Rules
    IntroducedNovember 12th, 2013

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Official Title

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2655) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 982) to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes.

Summary

Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2655) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 982) to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos.
    A matter of individual privacy is at stake here. Companies involved in these suites have been ordered to establish trust to allow civil law to hold them to be accountable for their wrong doings with out total devastation to their assets. Congress has been lobbied by greedy corporate heads to allow for extended privacy violations to victim's families. This is absolutely shameful. If a member of Congress were to be a part of such suite, I strongly doubt they would allow such information to be made public, much less even get to the House floor.
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