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judgment. Accordingly, judgment should
not have been entered in his favor."
The Second Circuit further stated that
because "Lary did not accept the check,
nor did [the defendants] seek leave to
deposit the amount of its offer with the
District Court. The hypothetical posed
by Campbell-Ewald is thus not present
here. As such, we need not, and do not,
decide whether a different outcome
would result if the facts here matched this
hypothetical."

hypothetical continues to cause a wrinkle in
the Second Circuit and likely other courts.
One thing does remain clear though:
If a defendant is going to try to fit within
the Campbell-Ewald hypothetical, it must
carefully follow the appropriate steps
in tendering the offer to the plaintiff
and payment into the court. A failure to
"match" the precise hypothetical from
Campbell-Ewald will likely continue to land
defendants in similar situations as those in
Gesimann and Lary.

LOOKING AHEAD

David Anthony is a partner at Troutman
Sanders LLP. Meagan Mihalko is an
associate at Troutman Sanders LLP.
Jonathan P. Floyd is an associate attorney
Troutman Sanders LLP.

Although the ability to moot a classaction lawsuit with a pre-motion for class
certification offer of judgment appears to have
long passed, Justice Ginsberg's undecided

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KEYNOTES

1

The purpose of Rule 68 is
to encourage settlement
and avoid unnecessary
litigation.

2

A 2016 Supreme Court
ruling left district courts
to decide what happens when
a defendant deposits the
full amount of the plaintiff's
individual claim in an account
payable to the plaintiff.

3

Recent developments
out of the Second Circuit
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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
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Collector - July 2017 - Best Practices
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Collector - July 2017 - FYI
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Collector - July 2017 - Collection Tips
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Collector - July 2017 - What’s in Your Policy?
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Collector - July 2017 - State Licensing Laws: What’s New and Trending
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Collector - July 2017 - The Question of Rule 68
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Collector - July 2017 - Calendar
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Collector - July 2017 - ACA Members Meet in D.C. to Advocate on Behalf of Industry
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