Class action reform will become law Friday

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 17, 2005, 8:17am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 in a 279-149 vote today. The bill, which will be signed into law by President Bush at the White House on Friday, mainly shifts most class action lawsuits from state to federal courts.

Madison County Circuit Judge George Moran told The Record, “As a judge I will enforce the law. It is not my job whether to say if it is right or wrong.”

The president visited Madison County last month pushing for class action and other legal reforms.

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