Tony and AA - it is now clear how you reach your deluded conclusions.....and also clear that you will continue to troll the field.
I was simply reading what you wrote. Not much delusion there. This is what you stated:
the risk of a split baby decision with a local jury in a complex case makes a walkaway settlement an easy decision if one is offered.
To me anyway, you clearly say that Darden chose to take what Rossi offered in the last minute ... because HE did not dare to take any risk in front of a jury. Darden chose to settle on Rossi terms. Not the other way around.