Offers of Judgment: Benefits, Pitfalls, Responses, and Impact on Insurance Coverage



Date & Time

Start Date: 12/02/2020
Start Time: 11:30 am ET
End Time: 12:30 pm ET


Dina Richman and David Shimkin will present a Cozen O'Connor webinar titled, "Offers of Judgment:  Benefits, Pitfalls, Responses, and Impact on Insurance Coverage" on Wednesday, December 2. This webinar will discuss how offers to compromise under Code of Civil Procedure § 998 can have important effects on a case as well as what § 998 offers are, whether and under what circumstances these offers of judgment qualify as policy limit demands, and how these devices can affect insurance coverage.


The presenters will discuss:

What are valid C.C.P. § 998 Offers to Compromise?

  • Why parties, defendants, and reason plaintiffs serve 998s

  • When an offer can be made

  • C.C.P. § 998 offer served with complaint

  • What a C.C.P. § 998 offer must be

  • Offers involving multiple parties

  • Offers to several plaintiffs jointly ineffective

  • Wrongful death actions

  • 998s from multiple parties

Offers of Judgment as Policy Limits Demand

  • Effect of failure to settle within policy limits

  • Are offers of judgment policy limits demands?

  • Evaluating offers of judgment from a coverage perspective


CE credit is approved in TX, FL, GA, NC, DE, and OK.

CLE is approved in PA, NY, TX, IL, NV, and CA.


David A. Shimkin


(213) 892-7988

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