Ninth Circuit Holds That Escrowed Funds Do Not ‘Moot’ a Claim, but Plaintiff Could Move for Class Certification Even if Claim Were Moot

Ninth Circuit Holds That Escrowed Funds Do Not ‘Moot’ a Claim, but Plaintiff Could Move for Class Certification Even if Claim Were Moot

In Chen v. Allstate Insurance Co., — F.3d —-, 2016 WL 1425869 (April 12, 2016), the Ninth Circuit held that the offer and deposit of funds into an escrow account in an amount sufficient to satisfy the named plaintiff’s individual claim, combined with an offer of injunctive relief, does not “moot” the claim under Article III.

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Uber Aims to Settle Two Class Actions; Approximately 385,000 Uber Drivers in California and Massachusetts to Remain Independent Contractors – at Least for Now

Last Thursday, Uber settled two closely-watched class actions contesting Uber’s classification of approximately 385,000 drivers in California and Massachusetts as independent contractors as opposed to employees.

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