California Court my Award Expert Witness Fees After Case Dismissed Without Prejudice

P sued D for personal injuries. D made a CCP 998 offer, and requested exchange of expert witnesses in preparation for trial. P failed to exchange witness list, and also failed to appear at IME examination. P dismissed case without prejudice. D brought motion for the award of costs including expert witness fees. Held: upon dismissal of action, court has discretion to award D expert witness fees.
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Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
(310) 286-2000

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I am a litigation lawyer, licensed to practice law in the State of California. You can reach me by phone at (310) 286-2000.