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Are slip and falls "looser pay" in California?

Dear California lawyers My interest has been piqued by a unclebubba06/28/18
Loser pays costs but not attorney fees. 2breedbares06/28/18
If your side fails to bear a 998 offer, you also have to cov guyingorillasuit06/28/18
Just curious, but is the plaintiff's liability limited to ju jeffm06/28/18
That's a good question. I have no idea, to be honest. guyingorillasuit06/28/18
No I googled it. The claims of the defendant can exceed the unclebubba06/29/18
unclebubba (Jun 28, 2018 - 12:53 pm)

Dear California lawyers

My interest has been piqued by a workmate, who has family pursuing a slip and fall case in California.

The work mate claims family member will be required to pay the defenses legal costs - if loosing the case, as would be the norm in Europe.
Is this true?

I'm not seeking advice, just general "feel" for the law.

I have always had the impression, that each side always paid their own costs regardless of outcome.

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2breedbares (Jun 28, 2018 - 1:10 pm)

Loser pays costs but not attorney fees.

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guyingorillasuit (Jun 28, 2018 - 3:02 pm)

If your side fails to bear a 998 offer, you also have to cover the other party's expert costs from the date of the offer. That can get expensive.

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jeffm (Jun 28, 2018 - 6:06 pm)

Just curious, but is the plaintiff's liability limited to just offsetting any actual recovery he gets?

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guyingorillasuit (Jun 28, 2018 - 6:25 pm)

That's a good question. I have no idea, to be honest.

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unclebubba (Jun 29, 2018 - 12:05 pm)

No I googled it. The claims of the defendant can exceed the recovery.

Just Google "California" and "998". There is actually a ton of helpful well written material out there.

Thank you 2Breed and Guyingorilla - that was most helpful and very interesting!

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