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Using the Offer of Judgment Rule as a Tool to Obtain a Reasonable Settlement

By on August 4, 2016 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

By Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. Co-Authored by Ryan P. Duffy, Law Clerk The New Jersey Offer of Judgment Rule exists to encourage settlements by requiring litigators to step back and examine the merits of their case and its potential at trial. It can be a very useful tool in negotiating a settlement, particularly, in situations […]

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Why You Should Take an Offer of Judgment Seriously

By on March 6, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments
Why You Should Take an Offer of Judgment Seriously

Typically, defendants ignore an offer of judgment filed by a plaintiff. The published Appellate Division decision in Feliciano v. Faldetta, 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS (App. Div. 2014) should give defendants a reason to take these offers seriously. In Feliciano, a $15,000 offer of judgment, which was rejected, turned into a $109,185 judgment after attorneys fees, […]

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