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Ken Buck’s Bill to Protect Small Business Passes House

February 25, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676


Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act by a 229 to 189 vote. The bill, introduced by Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), will protect innocent companies, often small businesses, from being wrongfully joined in a lawsuit. The Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act sets a clear standard for determining if a company has been fraudulently joined to a lawsuit and empowers a federal court to take steps to ensure correct jurisdiction.

“This legislation protects small businesses from frivolous lawsuits so that they can create jobs and continue contributing to their communities,” Congressman Ken Buck stated.

Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is the Freshman Class President. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

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