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Puerta v. Torres, G043745

In an injury and tort action arising from an automobile accident, judgment of the trial court is affirmed in part and reversed in part where: 1) court improperly awarded defendant costs, under Code of Civil Procedure sections 998 and 1033.5, since defendant's offer failed to comply with the statute, which requires the offer to include a provision that allows the accepting party to indicate acceptance of the offer by signing a statement that the offer is accepted; but 2) plaintiff's evidentiary and procedural challenges are without merit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/25/2011
  • Published 05/26/2011




  • California Court of Appeal


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