Defective offer to compromise is expensive

In ENGLE v.COPENBARGER AND COPENBARGER, the Court of Appeal held that the defendant's offer to compromise under section 998 did not include the plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and costs. That is because the offer as expressed in the section 998 offer did not expressly provide fees and costs were included. So, the plaintiff was able to collect the settlement and then file for attorneys' fees and costs on top of that. They should have read my article (here)!*


* [Of course...the 998 was served a few years before I wrote the article. Don't mess with my premise. I'm marketing over here. You're also having a conversation with yourself. Can both of us bill then?]