Hundreds of thousands of middle-class American workers will directly benefit from a settlement which has put $78,000,000 back into their retirement accounts—money which, over time, will grow to a much larger amount in the tax-sheltered 401(k) accounts. But under a new bill pending in Congress, a victory such as this one would be rendered virtually impossible.
The next 1361 days will be just as important as the last 100, and maybe more so. That’s why we’re gearing up to be even more visible, active and outspoken over the next four years. Here are just a few of the things Public Justice will be tackling in the weeks and months ahead.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 985, the so-called “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act.” This sweeping legislation would make it virtually impossible to bring a class action lawsuit, effectively locking the courthouse doors to millions of Americans. The final vote in the House represented a very narrow victory (220 – 201), setting the stage for a real battle in the United States Senate.