• A Giant Step Forward for the Class Action Fairness Act
  • March 7, 2005 | Author: Christopher M. Mason
  • Law Firm: Nixon Peabody LLP - New York Office
  • This past Thursday, February 10, 2005, the United States Senate passed S. 5, the 2005 version of the Class Action Fairness Act. This new version (introduced January 25, 2005) had twenty-five Republican and eight Democratic sponsors in the Senate. On Thursday, the Senate voted 72 to 26 to approve it as offered, after voting down a number of proposed amendments.