The offer is so small, the jurors might feel anyone would pay a $1 to get out of litigation.
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$1 seems specious and arbitrary; you're saying "I'll give you $1 for evidence against the other defendant." The employer is likely paying any award/judgment against the manager anyway so they won't likely care about a 998. Sounds like you need a lawyer.
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