R badly wanted out and it was prudent for TD/IH to take the exit as well to conserve remaining research $$ and eliminate the small risk of personal and CIP economic penalties from a confused jury.
That is how I felt when I heard about the settlement. I was somewhat chagrined but mostly relieved. I figured that even if I.H. won, Rossi would flee instead of paying, so it would be a Pyrrhic victory.
I.H. did what is best for them, and more power to them. It is a shame that left Rossi free to scam the next victim, but he might have done that anyway.
(R didn't have such a bad strategy in that regard).
Yes. Heck, even I was confused about the legal issues.
. . . I see that J.M. Products has folded its imaginary tent and vanished in the night: