Lawyers could lose their licenses for a year for repeatedly filing frivolous suits under a bill headed for passage in the House as part of Republicans' drive to crack down on what they consider abuses of the legal system. Supporters say such suits are a bonanza for lawyers rather than a chance to recoup legitimate damages for their clients. But the American Bar Association says the measure would infringe on states' rights.
Measure Would Punish Attorneys for Filing Frivolous Lawsuits
The Associated Press
October 28, 2005