House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will hold a hearing titled “Unsuitable Litigation: Oversight of Third-Party Litigation Funding.” This full committee hearing will investigate how left-wing activists are funding litigation against companies and agencies to achieve liberal policy goals. In addition, the hearing will examine the lack of oversight and rules of ethics to prevent these financiers from meddling in and controlling the outcome of lawsuits.
“Private equity and left-wing billionaires are funding litigation against companies and agencies in an all-out effort to sway policy and determine outcomes in the courtroom,” said Chairman James Comer. “These tactics are not only being used consistently to push an agenda, but also seek to enable agencies to implement burdensome regulations and avoid public scrutiny. The House Oversight Committee must work to prevent financiers from hijacking America’s courtrooms, and I look forward to hearing from witnesses on how Congress can also address these litigation schemes to protect industry and consumers.”
WHAT: Full Committee Hearing titled, “Unsuitable Litigation: Oversight of Third-Party Litigation Funding”
DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
TIME: 10 a.m. ET
LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
- Maya Steinitz, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
- Erik Milito, President, National Ocean Industries Association
- Julie Lucas, Executive Director, MiningMinnesota
- Aviva Wein, Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at https://oversight.house.gov/.