Supreme Court

The Court's Case on Texting and Class Actions: Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez

Litigation Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum Wednesday, October 14, 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Advertising agency Campbell-Ewald sent recruitment texts to Jose Gomez on behalf of the US Navy, violating a little-known law. When Mr. Gomez sued and attempted to get class certification, Campbell-Ewald offered to pay the statutory damages in full. In this upcoming case, the Supreme Court will consider whether or not Mr. Gomez has Article III standing: is there still a controversy since an offer for complete relief has been made? The answer to this question will have serious implications for a possible class action lawsuit against Campbell-Ewald, and for class actions more broadly.


  • Richard A. Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation