Litigants know all this, and for small change settlements, know it is cheaper for defendants to settle early.
Litigation is so expensive that it's easier to write a nominal check to make it go away. Subpoena costs, expert witnesses, transcripts, court costs, selecting a jury, salaries, overtime for personnel, and additional expenses make any case a drain for taxpayers.
Kenneth Mollins of Melville primarily sues governmental agencies including cases weaker than this one. He posted here months ago calling himself an aggressive ''pittdog''. Brewington is a major leach to LI taxpayers.