Friday, March 10, 2017

Letter to John Faso about HR 720

Dear Mr. Faso:

You voted in favor of HR 720, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017.

I'd like to remind you that District 19 has a lot of ordinary people of modest means. We are the people who benefit from class action suits. We are not the abusers of these suits. The bill seeks to make it harder to file class action suits. I feel you have voted in favor of my opponents and against me and my peers.

I have no doubt that abuse does happen, because I have read about it. A better way to reduce that is to limit the fraction of awards that goes to the victorious attorneys.


Thomas Reingold