Van Patten v. Vertical Fitness Group, LLC

Plaintiff had standing to sue under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, but not the UCL for unwanted text messages soliciting him to renew a gym membership, but the claims were properly dismissed because plaintiff expressly consented to receive the messages by giving his phone number to the gym, and merely allowing his gym membership to…

Chen v. Allstate Insurance Co.

An unaccepted Rule 68 offer of judgment for individual injunctive relief and the full amount of statutory damages for the named plaintiff does not moot out a putative class action even when backed by a deposit in court of the statutory damages.  Taking a hint from Campbell-Edward Co. v. Gomez, 136 S.Ct. 663 (2016), defendant…