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May 02, 2023 Laura Lim Civil Procedure
VERDICT Magazine, Backdoor Attorney Fees: Costs-of-Proof Awards

Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.420, allows the requesting party to recover its costs of proof—including potentially substantial attorney fees—when the other side unreasonably denies requests for admissions and the requesting party proves the truth of those matters at trial.  In the latest issue of VERDICT Magazine, published by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), GMSR’s Laura Lim sets forth the statutory parameters and requirements for recovering costs of proof, as well as practical tips for parties moving for or defending against such awards.

Click HERE to access the latest issue of VERDICT Magazine, and turn to page 21 to read Laura’s article.