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BIAS v. WRIGHT, G029720

Purported oral acceptance of an offer to compromise under Code of Civil Procedure section 998, evidenced by written notice of acceptance that includes an additional term not present in the offer, does not communicate an absolute and unequivocal acceptance of the offer as required by Civil Code section 1585.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/15/2002
  • Published 11/15/2002



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Mitchell A. Shapiro, Anaheim, and Gina Linthicum for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  •  Brady, Vorwerck & Ryder, Robert B. Ryder, Walnut Creek, and Ravi Sudan, Glendora, for Defendant and Respondent.
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