Perez v. Crofton

Plaintiff Bryan Perez’s Motion to Strike and/or Tax Costs Plaintiff Bryan Perez moves to strike and/or tax the costs claimed by Defendant David Ellis Crofton. For the following reasons, Plaintiff’s motion is granted in part and denied in part. In this case arising out of a motor vehicle collision, Defendant served Plaintiff with an August 11, 2017 pretrial “Statutory Offer to Compromise” pursuant to California Civil Procedure Code § 998. See Chambers Decl. Ex. 1 (08/11/17 Statutory Offer to Compromise). In relevant part, the offer stated: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Defendants DAVID CROFTON and SANDRA CROFTON hereby offer to compromise this litigation for the sum of Fifth Thousand and One Dollars ($50,001) to plaintiff BRYAN PEREZ pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 998. . . . This offer to compromise and acceptance thereof is expressly conditioned upon the following: . . . This offer to compromise is subject to defendant being provided with a Release of All Claims arising out of t........