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California Supreme Court Rules On Expert Witness Fees

In Martinez v. Brownco Construction, Inc., the California Supreme Court (Second Appellate District, Div. 1, B226665), ruled on expert witness costs in multiple settlements.

This case presents the following issue: When a plaintiff makes two reasonable settlement offers under Code of Civil Procedure section 998, both of which expire by operation of law, does the second offer extinguish the first such that the later offer is the operative one for purposes of the cost-shifting provisions of section 998, subdivision (d)? Disposition Date: 06/10/2013.

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