Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk

Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk

Amici brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that an offer of complete relief to the named plaintiff of a putative class before the class can be certified should not moot a class action brought under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Public Justice joined a coalition of a dozen public interest groups in this brief arguing that if such offers are permitted to moot class claims, then the ability of the named plaintiffs and the district court to safeguard the rights of unnamed class members and to manage the case effectively would be undermined.

The brief was principally authored by Jocelyn Larkin, Della Barnett, and Michael Caesar of the Impact Fund, with input from Victoria Ni, Arthur Bryant and Leah Nicholls of Public Justice, on behalf of a coalition of 12 public interest organizations interested in preserving the class action device.

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