GENERAL LEGAL PRINCIPLES; MOOTNESS – In General
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1406.00000 – In General
A case becomes moot when the essential nature of the complaint is lost because of some superseding act of the parties; mere discontinuance of wrongful conduct not enough--there must be evidence that the party acting wrongfully has lost its power to renew its conduct; in cases clarifying parties rights and obligations under a new law, the public interest is served by deciding the underlying issue; if any material question remains to be answered, the case is not moot; pp. 5-6.