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September 15, 2004

Rule 11 reform clears House

As we've reported previously (Sept. 7, Aug. 17, Jun. 21), the House has been considering legislation that would revive tougher sanctions for Rule 11, which punishes attorneys who file frivolous claims. Yesterday, the House passed the measure 229-174. Now, of course, the bill goes to the Senate, where most tort reform legislation is doomed to die.

UPDATE: Our ever-active editor has more on overlawyered.

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