Despite outraged objections from the plaintiffs bar and Democratic lawmakers, Congress today is expected to pass a sweeping law that will make it exceedingly difficult to file class actions against high-tech companies because of so-called Y2K problems.
But it remains to be seen if President Clinton will sign the law. The White House is unhappy with two of the bill’s provisions relating to proportional liability and punitive damages.
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