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“Corporate Immunity Bill” Would Let Investment Firms Steal Money from Workers’ Retirement Accounts

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.

Will Congress Give Abusive Nursing Homes a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card?

A group of lawmakers wants to hand the nursing home industry a get-out-of-jail free card, in the form of HR 1215. The bill, which is deceptively titled the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” would cap the amount of “non-economic” damages a victim could obtain from a nursing home in a lawsuit at just $250,000 per case, no matter how many victims were hurt or how many people (or corporations) are responsible.

Taking on Congress to Preserve Class Actions

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.