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Cost consequences of offers to settle – When is the commencement of trial?
May 8, 2017
Offers to settle are ubiquitous in litigation. Nearly all cases settle before trial, but not all offers to settle attract the cost consequences of Rule 49. Rule 49 offers have the potential to be more advantageous for the plaintiff than the defendant. Specifically, if the plaintiff makes an offer that is rejected and obtains judgment