Iowa’s four republican congressman have voted for a bill that would punish lawyers who file lawsuits a judge decides are frivolous, or without merit. Congressman Jim Nussle, a republican from Manchester, says it’s the right step. Nussle says frivolous lawsuits are clogging up the legal system and causing unnecessary legal expenses for businesses. Nussle says “we’ve all heard stories about outrageous court cases that usually are motivated by greed rather than merit.” Iowa Congressmen Steve King, Tom Latham and Jim Leach also backed the bill. Leonard Boswell, the only democrat from Iowa in Congress, voted against the bill.
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