Author Archives: Greg Beck

Genesis Aftermath: Can an Email Moot a Plaintiff’s Claim?

by Greg Beck As Brian Wolfman previously noted on this blog, the Supreme Court's holding in Genesis HealthCare v. Symczyk—that a defendant's settlement offer to a named plaintiff defeated certification of a collective action—was based on an highly questionable assumption: that a rejected offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 mooted the […]

Ninth Circuit OKs Facebook class settlement, holding that it’s fair for all the settlement funds to go to a defendant-created foundation

by Greg Beck The Ninth Circuit today upheld a district court’s decision approving a class-action settlement against Facebook over the company’s long-defunct “Beacon” program—one of the first of what turned out to be a long string of privacy fiascos for the social media company. With Beacon, Facebook teamed up with Blockbuster to post users’ video […]