Activate Your Clients to Stop Anti-Civil Justice Legislation

Congress is pushing a series of bills that will make it difficult – if not impossible — for Americans harmed by corporate misconduct to seek justice in our nation's courts.  

These anti-civil justice bills are:

  • H.R. 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” which undermines state law and eliminates the rights of Americans to bring certain health care claims when they are injured by medical malpractice and dangerous drugs and devices, or when they or their families are injured or killed in a nursing home;
  • H.R. 985, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act,” which will strip Americans of the ability join with others to bring consumer, worker, or civil rights class actions against corporations;
  • H.R. 906, the “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act,” which helps the asbestos industry in delaying and denying compensation to asbestos victims dying of asbestos disease and threatens the privacy of asbestos victims and their families; 
  • H.R. 725, the “Innocent Party Protection Act,” which allows corporate defendants to more easily move a case into a more favorable forum; 
  • H.R. 720, the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act,” which forces a court to impose sanctions on attorneys who bring novel legal cases; 
  • H.R. 732, the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act,” which prohibits non-profits and charities from being able to receive compensation from corporations found to have committed widespread harm to the public.

Before the Senate votes on these bills, it is imperative that they hear from the people who would be impacted the most by this legislation - your clients.

Help us increase engagement in the campaign to defeat these bills by doing the following:

1. Send an email to your clients about the bill and ask them to take action - Download a sample email to clients here.

2. Share your clients' stories with us - We are looking for compelling, personal stories about people who have relied on the civil justice system when they have been injured by the misconduct of another. If you have a great case, please email Charlotte McBirney (Charlotte.McBirney@justice.org).

3. Call your members of Congress - Click here to call their offices in D.C.

4. Write your members of Congress – Click here to send them an email.

5. Let us know what you have done and if you want to do more - Please email Sarah Jones (Sarah.Jones@justice.org) on the Take Justice Back team.