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While the class certification motion was
pending, ZocDoc made a Rule 68 offer
of judgment, which Geismann rejected.
ZocDoc then moved to dismiss the
complaint, arguing that its offer of judgment
mooted the action. The district court granted
the motion and dismissed the action for lack
of subject matter jurisdiction. Geismann
appealed, arguing that the district court
erred under Campbell-Ewald. While the
appeal was pending, ZocDoc deposited the
funds with the court.
The Second Circuit vacated the district
court's order, reasoning that when Geismann
rejected the Rule 68 offer, he had not been
compensated in satisfaction of its claim. The
Second Circuit refused to decide whether
a different outcome would result if the

defendant had deposited the full amount of
the plaintiff 's claim into an account payable
before the court entered judgment, thus
duplicating the Campbell-Ewald hypothetical.
In the most recent decision to address
this topic, the Second Circuit again declined
to find that a Rule 68 offer mooted a claim
where the defendant did not attempt to
deposit the funds into court. In Lary v.
Rexall Sundown, Inc., Lary filed suit against
Rexall Sundown, alleging TCPA violations.
Rexall responded with a Rule 68 offer of
judgment. After the offer was made, Lary
countered by moving for class certification
to attempt to prevent the defendants from
mooting his class claims.
Even though Lary did not accept the offer,
Rexall moved to dismiss the complaint,

arguing that all of Lary's claims had been
mooted by the offer of judgment, leaving
the district court without subject matter
jurisdiction. The district court granted the
motion to dismiss, denied the motion for
class certification and entered judgment in
Lary's favor based on the Rule 68 offer.
In a summary order, the Second
Circuit found the facts of Lary "largely
indistinguishable" from Geismann. "The
District Court's order dismissing Lary's
putative TCPA class action was premised
on [the defendant's] Rule 68 offer mooting
his claim," the panel wrote. "Pursuant to the
holdings of Campbell-Ewald and Geismann,
the District Court's dismissal was based
on an error of law since Lary's claim was
not mooted by [the defendant's] offer of

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector - July 2017

Upfront
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
What’s in Your Policy?
State Licensing Laws: What’s New and Trending
The Question of Rule 68
Calendar
Honor Roll
Healthcare Data at Risk
ACA Members Meet in D.C. to Advocate on Behalf of Industry
Fixing What’s Broken
Credit Listening Considerations
U.S. Supreme Court Hands Collection Industry a Win in ACA-Supported Case
Compliance
ACA SearchPoint
Last Word
Collector - July 2017 - Cover1
Collector - July 2017 - Cover2
Collector - July 2017 - 1
Collector - July 2017 - 2
Collector - July 2017 - Upfront
Collector - July 2017 - Industry News
Collector - July 2017 - 5
Collector - July 2017 - 6
Collector - July 2017 - 7
Collector - July 2017 - Best Practices
Collector - July 2017 - 9
Collector - July 2017 - FYI
Collector - July 2017 - 11
Collector - July 2017 - Collection Tips
Collector - July 2017 - 13
Collector - July 2017 - What’s in Your Policy?
Collector - July 2017 - 15
Collector - July 2017 - 16
Collector - July 2017 - 17
Collector - July 2017 - 18
Collector - July 2017 - 19
Collector - July 2017 - State Licensing Laws: What’s New and Trending
Collector - July 2017 - 21
Collector - July 2017 - 22
Collector - July 2017 - 23
Collector - July 2017 - The Question of Rule 68
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Collector - July 2017 - 26
Collector - July 2017 - 27
Collector - July 2017 - Calendar
Collector - July 2017 - Honor Roll
Collector - July 2017 - Healthcare Data at Risk
Collector - July 2017 - 31
Collector - July 2017 - ACA Members Meet in D.C. to Advocate on Behalf of Industry
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Collector - July 2017 - 34
Collector - July 2017 - 35
Collector - July 2017 - Fixing What’s Broken
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Collector - July 2017 - 38
Collector - July 2017 - 39
Collector - July 2017 - Credit Listening Considerations
Collector - July 2017 - 41
Collector - July 2017 - U.S. Supreme Court Hands Collection Industry a Win in ACA-Supported Case
Collector - July 2017 - 43
Collector - July 2017 - Compliance
Collector - July 2017 - 45
Collector - July 2017 - ACA SearchPoint
Collector - July 2017 - 47
Collector - July 2017 - Last Word
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