For purposes of this chapter:
(a) “Expedited jury trial” means a consensual, binding jury trial before a reduced jury panel and a judicial officer.
(b) “High/low agreement” means a written agreement entered into by the parties that specifies a minimum amount of damages that a plaintiff is guaranteed to receive from the defendant, and a maximum amount of damages that the defendant will be liable for, regardless of the ultimate verdict returned by the jury. Neither the existence of, nor the amounts contained in, any high/low agreements may be disclosed to the jury.
(c) “Post-trial motions” does not include motions relating to costs and attorney’s fees, motions to correct a judgment for a clerical error, and motions to enforce a judgment.
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 37. (AB 1023) Effective January 1, 2012.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018