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1 PerspectiveDecember 17, 2008

Rule 68 Offers: A Few Sample Forms to Get You Started

A few months ago we first discussed how valuable Rule 68 can be in Rule 68 and Offers of Judgment, Part I:  How they Work and Why You Should Care, and that initial post has evolved into this series on Rule 68. I have recently heard from a few readers who are new to offers of judgment, with several looking for sample Rule 68 Offers to help get them started. This is a quick post to do just that.

A Few Sample Rule 68 Offers of Judgment

Attached are four Rule 68 Offers actually submitted in California, Michigan, Florida and Illinois by three lawyers I have worked with (and, in one case, against) recently:

The Necessary Disclaimer

As he helped raise me as a young associate, Gordon Shapiro told me that I was free to start with a form to draft any pleading, but I was responsible for knowing why every comma and every character appeared on my final product — and the legal consequences of each. I pass Gordon’s Rule on to you.

Good luck.

[In case you want links to all the posts in Settlement Perspectives' Rule 68 and Offers of Judgment Series, here they are:

Categories: Miscellaneous,Rule 68,Settlement,Tactics

1 Perspective:

Steven Compton — Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:03 pm

I appreciate your attempt to move settlements forward.

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