Making or responding to Section 998 settlement offers can shift costs and thereby drastically alter the result after a verdict or judgment. You do not want to be in the position of explaining to your client why even though you “won” at trial, that 998 offer you declined to accept means a net recovery to the other side.
Alternatively, you’d like to be in a position where even though the jury rendered a verdict against your client, it was for less than the 998 offer you sent the other side, so the amount is reduced, or maybe the other side will be paying you. Learn to recognize what is, and is not, a valid offer for 998 purposes, and strategies to maximize your potential recovery.
Presented by: Don Willenburg, Esq., Partner - Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Gary Watt, Esq., Partner - Hanson Bridgett, LLP
Duration: 46 minutes
Qualifies for MCLE Self Study - 0.75 Hours of General Credit