Rule 23 And Federal Class Actions Post-Genesis Healthcare

Rule 23 And Federal Class Actions Post-Genesis Healthcare

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk on Fair Labor Standards Act collective action litigation essentially held that Rule 23 class actions are legally distinct. The defendant’s offer to fully satisfy the named plaintiff’s personal interest in the case was declared moot — and the offer also mooted the entire collective action the plaintiff intended to bring under the FLSA, say attorneys at Paul Hastings LLP.

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