9th Circ. Won't Let Allstate End TCPA Row With $20K Deposit

Law360, New York (April 12, 2016, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday rejected Allstate’s bid to shake a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action over robocalls by setting aside $20,000 for the plaintiff, ruling that under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, settlement offers can’t moot individual claims unless the plaintiff actually receives the allocated funds.

In a published opinion authored by Circuit Judge Raymond C. Fisher, the three-judge appellate panel affirmed the district court’s denial of a motion filed by Allstate Insurance Co. to dismiss a putative TCPA class action as moot after the insurer extended an unaccepted offer of complete relief to plaintiff Florencio Pacleb...

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