Mesbahi v. Ewert

Motion to Tax Costs – GRANTED IN PART & DENIED IN PART
The Motion by Plaintiff Samad Mesbahi to Tax Costs is granted in part and denied in part, as set forth below.
Plaintiff has not shown Defendant’s service of process fees were not reasonably necessary to the conduct of this litigation. Plaintiff’s request to strike/tax $354.12 for service of process is denied. Plaintiff has not shown Defendant’s settlement offer under Section 998 of the Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) was not in good faith. Plaintiff’s request to strike/tax $16,500 for expert witness fees is denied. Plaintiff has shown that Defendant’s CourtCall fees were not reasonably necessary to the conduct of litigation.
Plaintiff’s request to strike/tax $266 for CourtCall fees is granted.
The prevailing party in any civil action is entitled to recover costs as a matter of right. Code Civ. Proc. §1032. To claim costs, the prevailing party must file and serve a memorandum of costs within 15 days........