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California Supreme Court Upholds Multiple 998 Settlement Offers

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In a prior post, I discussed the disagreement among appellate courts concerning the effect of multiple settlement offers under Code of Civil Procedure Section 998. Yesterday, in Martinez v. Brownco Construction Co., Inc., the California Supreme Court resolved the dispute by holding that a later 998 offer does not extinguish an earlier one. Its reasoning… Continue Reading

One More Reason to Settle: Courts Split over Review of Orders Approving Good Faith Settlements

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In Oak Springs Villa Homeowners Association v. Advanced Truss Systems, Inc. (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 1304 (Oak Springs), a Court of Appeal held that a trial court’s good faith settlement determination is a non-appealable interlocutory ruling that is only reviewable by a timely petition for writ of mandate pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 877.6.… Continue Reading

Ready Aim…Settle!

Posted in Settlement, Trial
Approximately ninety percent of all litigation cases settle prior to trial.  Here are 4 tips to help you get the best settlement for your case. Identify Your Opponent’s Motive. A successful settlement involves persuasion. Its easier to persuade your opponent when you know his or her motives. Why did the plaintiff sue? Why is the… Continue Reading