Monthly Archives: May 2016

SCOTUS Holds Unaccepted Rule 68 Offer of Judgment Does Not Moot Class Claims

In Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez, 136 S. Ct. 663 (2016), the Supreme Court addressed the question of whether the failure of the named Plaintiff in a putative class action to accept a Rule 68 offer of judgment satisfying all of his alleged damages serves to moot the putative class litigation. In a 6-3 split, the … Read More »

Surveyor’s Report Prepared Prior to Litigation Qualifies as Protected Work Product

A recent decision from the Southern District of Florida provides some guidance on the discoverability of surveyor’s reports prepared prior to the commencement of litigation. In B.M.I. Interior Yacht Refinishing, Inc. v. M/Y CLAIRE, 2015 WL 4316929 (S.D. Fla. July 15, 2015), several contractors brought an in rem suit against the M/Y CLAIRE seeking to … Read More »