In Take Two!: Congress Revives the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, Eversheds Sutherland discussed the provisions of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985; the Act), a reform bill designed to curtail unmeritorious class action litigation. Late last week, the House of Representatives passed the Act by a relatively narrow margin of 220-201. Democrats were unsuccessful in passing amendments that would have excepted certain classes of lawsuits from the Act, such as civil rights and housing actions. Critics of the Act call it a shameless “valentine” to corporate interest at the expense of victims of injustice, while proponents argue the Act is necessary to cease the tide of baseless class action suits brought by unscrupulous plaintiffs’ attorneys. The Act will now move to the Senate, where it will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.