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Law Alerts of 'January', '2016'

Unaccepted Offer to Satisfy Named Plaintiff's Individual Claim Does Not Render Case Moot
The U.S. Supreme Court in Campbell-Ewald Co. v Gomez (Jan. 20, 2016, No. 14-857) 2016 US Lexis 846, 2016 WL 228345, held that an unaccepted offer to settle the named plaintiff's individual claim in a putative class action does not render the case moot.
New Rules of Court Regarding Writ Petitions in Small Claims Court Cases
Effective January 1, 2016, new Rules of Court detail the procedures for filing writ petitions in small claims court cases. See Cal Rules of Ct 8.970 – 8.977. These new court rules elaborate on CCP §116.798, which was enacted in 2012 to clarify which courts have jurisdiction of writ petitions arising out of small claims court cases.