Divided High Court: Unaccepted Settlement Offer Doesn’t Moot Suit

(January 20, 2016, 11:42 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An unaccepted offer to settle a plaintiff’s individual claim in a class complaint does not render the case moot, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 20 (Campbell-Ewald Company v. Jose Gomez, No. 14-857, U.S. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #43-160122-008Z.)

The high court majority, issuing the decision in the appeal of a case over a vendor that sent text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy and was sued under the Telephone Consumers Protection Act (TCPA), also ruled that the petitioner in this...
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