Boulder City - The Magazine is a monthly publication full of information about Boulder City and Southern Nevada. Boulder City - The Magazine features the Boulder City Home Guide, a real estate guide to Boulder City and Southern Nevada.

Congressional Updates
U.S. Congressman Jon C. Porter

Curb Lawsuit Abuse
The Class Action Fairness Act is a common sense bipartisan plan that addresses some of the most serious problems facing our courts today. By allowing larger interstate class action cases to be heard in federal court, this legislation will help end the abuse of courts by attorneys and will improve the efficiency of courts.

The current rules encourage attorneys to rush to any available state courthouse in hopes of a rubber-stamped nationwide settlement that produces millions in attorneys' fees for the winning plaintiff's attorney.

"Ultimately, this has produced outcomes that favor expediency and profit for lawyers over justice and fairness for consumers," said Rep. Porter. "The victims gain little or nothing through the settlement, yet suffer perpetuity. And all Americans bear the cost of these settlements through increased prices for goods and services. Today's vote will end the most serious abuses by allowing more interstate class actions to be heard in federal court, while keeping local cases in state courts."

Since the founding of this country, the federal courts have retained jurisdiction over cases between citizens of different states involving large amounts of money. However, because of an anomaly in the way the law has been interpreted, class action cases involving parties from many states and millions of dollars have been excluded from this rule. The result has been a proliferation of large class actions in "magnet" state courts that cannot be transferred to federal court. The Class Action Fairness Act closes this loophole by creating federal jurisdiction over large multi-state class action cases.

Boulder City - The Magazine®
688 Wells Rd #A
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
(702) 293-4916 or (702) 294-1392

Web Site Design by Appleby Arts
Copyright © 2004 - Boulder City-The Magazine - All Rights Reserved
E-mail Web Master at: