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H.R.4361: Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 8 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 1, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2014 - Amends the federal judicial code to prohibit a court, in any civil action in which the pleadings state facts relevant to the protection of public health or safety, from entering an order restricting the disclosure of information obtained through discovery, approving a settlement agreement that would restrict such disclosure, or restricting access to court records, unless in connection with such order the court has first made independent findings of fact that: (1) the order would not restrict the disclosure of information relevant to the protection of public health or safety; or (2) the public interest in the disclosure of past, present, or potential health or safety hazards is outweighed by a specific and substantial interest in maintaining the confidentiality of the information, and the requested protective order is no broader than necessary to protect the confidentiality interest asserted.

Prohibits a court from: (1) enforcing any pro...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
April 1, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.