Circuits Split On Mooting: Supreme Court To Give Insight

Law360, New York (December 7, 2012, 1:30 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court’s decision to docket Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk has suddenly made “mooting” one of the hottest topics in wage and hour litigation. Mooting is a well-established and oft used strategy in class action litigation in the Seventh Circuit. Attorneys who do not customarily practice in the Seventh Circuit courts may find guidance in the long-standing practices there, should the court permit mooting.

Mooting occurs when a defendant either pays or offers to pay a plaintiff or plaintiffs the full relief requested in a...
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