We previously reported on the Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald matter (http://www.calautofinance.com/?p=5343), wherein the 9th Circuit found that a consumer’s failure to accept advertiser’s offer of judgment did not render action moot. Today, the SCOTUS granted cert. Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez, 2015 WL 246885-, — S.Ct. —, 83 USLW 3637 (2015). The Petition for Cert. offered 3 potential issues:
1.Whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond the judicial power of Article III, when the plaintiff receives an offer of complete relief on his claim. 2.Whether the answer to the first question is any different when the plaintiff has asserted a class claim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, but receives an offer of complete relief before any class is certified. 3. Whether the doctrine of derivative sovereign immunity recognized in Yearsley v. W.A. Ross Construction Co., 309 U.S. 18 (1940), for government contractors is restricted to claims arising out of property damage caused by public works projects.