Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Files Amicus Brief Arguing that Individual Injunctive Relief Does Not Moot Class Actions
On behalf of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and seven other not-for-profit organizations that provide class action representation to protect federal statutory and constitutional rights, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP filed a brief in support of the Respondent in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No. 14-857, a case that will be argued before the United States Supreme Court on October 14, 2015.
The brief explains the implications of the petitioner’s argument that it can moot a case filed as a class action by making an unaccepted offer to settle the class representative’s individual claim for actions seeking injunctive relief.
The firm’s pro bono representation of the not-for-profit organizations was part of its more than 11-year commitment to support the Legal Aid Society’s Barbara B. McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, which provides appellate representation in housing, family, public benefits and consumer cases in the local and federal courts of the District of Columbia. The project also files briefs in the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit, and other courts as amicus curiae.
Partner Michael Smith and counsel David Reiser drafted the brief in collaboration with lawyers from the Legal Aid Society.