The general contractor under CCP[ss]998 sought its attorneys fees incurred after the time of its offer of $900,000, based on its position that it was entitled to post-CCz[ss]998-offer attorneys fees and costs, and the subcontractor's recovery was less than the contractor's CCP[ss]998 offer.
These costs included $568,925 in attorneys fees, plus general contractor's expert witness fees in the amount of $247,652.
Thus, the subcontractor's total award of $442,054 plus its pre-offer costs and attorneys fees amounted to $668,866.
In March of the same year, the Oregon courts reexamined the issue of attorneys fees in UIM claims in Grijalva v.
504 would amend the current statute to limit attorneys fees that the court may award if a settlement is not made within six months from the date a proof of loss is filed with the insurer.