Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith Bill to Protect American Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits Passes out of Committee

Feb 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today, legislation authored and introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to penalize lawyers for filing baseless lawsuits passed in the House Judiciary Committee. The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction ACT (LARA) of 2017 passed by a vote of 17-6.

Chairman Smith: “Every day, innocent Americans face the scourge of frivolous lawsuits. Their reputations and livelihoods are jeopardized by attorneys who have everything to gain and nothing to lose by filing baseless lawsuits. LARA fights this legalized extortion. I look forward to working with Chairman Goodlatte and Senator Grassley to get this commonsense bill to President Trump’s desk.”