Tag: Section 998

October 6, 2022
Last month, we published an introductory article about how a 998 Offer to Compromise generally operates and the cost-shifting that occurs if a party rejects a 998 offer and fails to obtain a more favorable judgment. When a plaintiff rejects a defendant’s 998 offer and does not get a more favorable result at trial, the plaintiff will be denied his post-offer costs and must pay the defendant’s post-offer costs, including expert witness fees.
September 22, 2022
Under the California Code of Civil Procedure (the “CCP”), a statutory offer to compromise (codified as the CCP section 998 offer) allows for either the plaintiff or defendant to propose a reasonable, good faith offer of settlement. A 998 offer (the “offer”) is beneficial to both parties as it saves time, money, and resources. It shortens the time of the legal process and gives the other party a financial incentive to resolve matters with ease.