Case Study: Adams V. Ford Motor Co.

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, ordered published an important decision regarding the evaluation of the reasonableness of a statutory pretrial offer of settlement and the scope and extent of expert-related fees that can be awarded to a prevailing party in light of such an offer.

In Adams v. Ford Motor Co., Case No. B225791, 2011 S.O.S. 5700, the court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding that a pre-trial offer of settlement by defendant Ford Motor Co. for...
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