Our colleagues Michael Arnold and Gauri Punjabi recently discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the Federal Rule 68 "pick off" strategy on Mintz Levin’s Employment Matters Blog. We previously blogged about this crafty strategy employed by class-action defense counsel back in November 2014. Following the recent Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez decision, defense counsel may no longer argue that a rejected Rule 68 offer that fully satisfies a named plaintiff’s claims is sufficient by itself to moot an action. Under basic principles of contract law, the Court ruled, an offer of judgment once rejected has no force and parties retain the same stake in litigation as at the outset. However, this decision does not necessarily foreclose defendants from "picking off" named plaintiffs by making an actual payment for the full amount of the claim. To read more about the defeat of the Rule 68 "pick off" strategy and the actual payment option, click here.