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Heimlich v. Shivji, 243029

Clarified how California Code of Civil Procedure section 998 (relating to pretrial settlement offers) is used in arbitration. Held a request for costs under that provision is timely if filed with the arbitrator within 15 days of a final award. In response to such a request, an arbitrator has authority to award costs to the offering party. However, if an arbitrator refuses to award costs, judicial review is limited.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/05/30

Judges

  • Corrigan

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

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