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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Keep Student Loans Affordable Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed July 9, 2013
Harry Reid, D-NV
"After graduation she returned to Las Vegas and excelled, first as an associate and now as a partner, at the firm Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, a longtime brave, proud Nevada law firm. She is the first and only female partner in that firm. She specialized in civil litigation, complex commercial disputes, appeals, and class actions."
Women’S Pay April 12, 2013
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"But we are talking about a bill that was passed more than, well, now, 50 years ago, and you can imagine that it does not fully meet today’s economy. The modest changes involved, to allow class actions, for example, are to ensure that a woman could discuss her wages without being fired."
Paycheck Fairness Act—Motion To Proceed—Resumed June 5, 2012
Dean Heller, R-NV
"The Wall Street Journal today referred to this legislation as “a trial lawyer doozy just in time for the 2012 election ads.” It goes on to say the bill ought to be called the “Trial Lawyer Paycheck Act,” since it is a recipe for a class action boom. The law automatically lists women as plaintiffs in class actions when lawyers sue employers, thereby requiring female employees to opt out of litigation with which they do not agree."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 5, Protecting Access To Healthcare Act March 21, 2012
Peter DeFazio, D-OR
"So they’re pretending that they’re going to allow suits against the industry for antitrust violations. Unfortunately, not really. If someone wants to bring a suit, they can’t do it as a class action. Well, more than 90 percent of antitrust suits are brought as class actions. Individuals do not have the resources to take on the insurance industry."
Coal Residuals Reuse And Management Act October 14, 2011
David McKinley, R-WV
"And then there are other provisions in there that allow other people to file class actions or individual actions against this if they feel it’s being violated. So we’ve got three protections already built into this bill to take care of the issue, which I agree you can be concerned about. But it’s one thing we made sure was in this bill when it was drafted."

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