AIA Responds to Senate Class Action Vote

July 9, 2004

The American Insurance Association (AIA) issued the following statement on Friday following the Senate’s vote on class action reform:

The American Insurance Association (AIA) issued the following statement on Friday following the Senate’s vote on class action reform:

“It is tremendously disappointing that partisan wrangling and election-year politics thwarted the Class Action Fairness Act on Thursday night. A strong bipartisan majority of senators supports this important legal reform, which would help consumers and end years of well-documented abuses of our legal system. The bill failed not on the merits, but on unrelated political disputes,” said Melissa Shelk, AIA vice president, federal affairs. “The Class Action Fairness Act will make the American legal system fairer and simpler, and we will continue to advocate its passage this year.”

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