Isaias v. The H.T. Hackney Co., ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D753 (Fla. 3d DCA March 25, 2015)
The plaintiff sued three defendants for unpaid invoices. Each defendant filed a proposal for settlement for $500. After the defendants prevailed on the merits, the trial court found that only one of the proposals was made in good faith and awarded that offeror one-third of his attorney’s fees. The appellate court reversed. All of the proposals were made in good faith because the plaintiff conceded that the invoices had been paid; however, even if only one proposal was made in good faith, that offeror would have been entitled to all of his attorney’s fees because all three of the defendants hired the same law firm to assert the same defense.
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