Your husband's ex wife/employer (i.e., the defendant) thinks that you won't get more than $50,000 -- and perhaps nothing at all.
Based upon that risk analysis, the defendant is making an offer of $50K. If your husband loses or get's less than $50K, then he will not be able to collect against defendant for filing fees, ordinary witness fees, jury fees, and he may have to pay the defendant's expert witness fees [$$$], but not
attorney's fees, unless
provided for by a written employment contract.
Considering the amount of money at stake, it's not a big deal in the scheme of things. But, if the defendant's attorney did make the offer, he/she could be liable for malpractice to the defendant.
On the other hand, your husband could simply take the $50K now and the case would end. Most of the money would probably go to your husband's lawyer. But, if your husband thinks the case is dicey, then he may want to throw in the towell now, before it's too late. A $50,000 bird in the hand, may be better than a $1.5 million bird in the bush.
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