offer of $23,000 made back in March of 2021.
The Judge then awarded costs of $35,000.
Lets do some math :
If they accepted the Plaintiff’s Rule 49 offer it would have cost them only $23,000 plus their own costs to date, say $5,000 for a total of $28,000
Instead they will have to pay :
$35,886 for the claim
$35,000 for the costs award
$23,761 for their own lawyer
Total : $94,647
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