COMPLETE NONSENSE. Winners: attorneys (BIG TIME!) Loser: mainly IH. They paid out a fortune for nothing. In the dark: everyone else.
We are in the dark regarding the details of the settlement. Although Abd's description of Darden's calm demeanor makes me think I.H. did not pay Rossi millions. Probably they paid him nothing. I doubt they would have settled for paying anything.
We are not in the dark regarding the technical claims. The discovery phase revealed a tremendous amount of technical information. We know more about the 1-year test than we know about many legitimate cold fusion experiments. We know for sure that it was fraud.
If the lawsuit had not been filed, we would not have this mountain of proof that Rossi is a fraud. Unfortunately, the lawsuit cost I.H. tons of money. Millions, perhaps? I have no idea how much, but it was a lot, and in my opinion revealing Rossi's deceptions was not worth it. I wish that after the 1-year test, he had slithered back under his rock and we had never heard from him again.