Public Comments for: HB505 - Civil actions; filed on behalf of multiple persons.
Last Name: Angus Organization: Attorney General of Virginia Locality: Richmond

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Last Name: Easter Organization: ChamberRVA Locality: Chesterfield

ChamberRVA opposes this bill. The language of the bill is unclear, but appears to permit one plaintiff to file actions on behalf of multiple other people and then to join those actions together. The bill therefore seems to permit class action lawsuits, which have not been permitted in Virginia. We believe that authorizing class action lawsuits would greatly incentivize filing of lawsuits, and deemphasize the case-specific factual situations that are so critical to the fair administration of justice.

Last Name: Durkin Organization: Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Locality: Roanoke

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes HB 505 and thanks the subcommittee for its consideration.

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