Thursday, May 16, 2013

Breaking news: Secret settlement in Gross case

Alan Gross
The family of Alan Gross has settled its lawsuit against DAI, the federal contractor that hired Gross to carry out a democracy project in Cuba.

Here's the text of the settlement (see notice):
Plaintiffs Alan and Judith Gross (“Plaintiffs”) and Defendant Development Alternatives, Inc. (“DAI”) respectfully submit this Notice of Settlement and inform the Court as follows:

  1. Plaintiffs and DAI executed a settlement agreement that resolves the dispute between Plaintiffs and DAI on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
  2. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, which is confidential and subject to a nondisclosure agreement, the Plaintiffs will file a Notice of Dismissal to dismiss this action with prejudice as to Defendant DAI. Absent any excusable delays, the latest that Plaintiffs will file a Notice of Dismissal is Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Note to readers: "With prejudice" means the case is settled and the Gross family cannot sue DAI again. But the settlement is with DAI only – it does not include the U.S. government. That means the lawsuit against U.S. government agencies will continue.

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