AP: U.S. House to put final stamp on moving class action suits to federal court.

(2/17/2005) The Associated Press reports that the House of Representatives is expected to give final congressional approval today to legislation that would take large multistate class action lawsuits out of state courts and move them into federal courts. While Democrats are expected to offer several amendments, GOP leaders have enough support to vote down such amendments and pass the bill untouched, according to A.P.

While Republicans hail the bill as legal opponents say the Republicans' only interest is in hurting Democratic donors and helping big business escape multimillion-dollar verdicts from state courts.