DOOLE v. RAJEE
Insurance fraud case. We had eight first days of trial, mostly because the court kept referring us to mediation in an effort to make the carrier pay enough to settle the case. Our CCP 998 was for $7500 and the plaintiff demanded $9500. The verdict came in for plaintiff on a 100% liability rear-ender case, but they only awarded $7100, which was exceeded by the cost bill. Consequently, there was no payment to plaintiff.