Thanks to Abd Lomax for posting the following on his Cold Fusion Community website:
“All claims and counterclaims withdrawn. Jury dismissed. Agreement, if any, was private. Full details, such as I have, when I get home.”
What an interesting turn of events. We don’t know how things will pan out going forward — does this mean that IH and Leonardo are again partners, or was there an agreement to part the ways with certain terms settled on? I hope we will find out, but it does mean a new chapter for the E-Cat has opened.
We will certainly be following this news, and reporting on any developments, but since the details are private we may never know the terms.
Thanks to Engineer 48 for this:
From LENR Forum:
PAPERLESS Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga:
Jury Trial completed on 7/5/2017.
Total time in court: 48 minutes.
Attorney Appearance(s): Francisco J Leon de la Barra, Rodolfo Nunez, Christopher Rebel Jude Pace, Erika Stephanie Handelson, Bernard P. Bell, Christopher Martin Lomax, John William Annesser, II, Brian W. Chaiken, John Charles Lukacs, Court Reporter: Stephanie McCarn, 305-523-5518 / Stephanie_McCarn@flsd.uscourts.gov. (cmz) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
UPDATE: Here is a comment from Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:
July 5, 2017 at 5:53 PM
The terms of the settlement will remain under NDA for ever, as per request of the Attorneys of both Parties.
Personally, I am glad to be free to return to work full time for my E-Cat.
I will never anymore talk about the issues of the litigation. They belong to the past. The war is over, now we must build a constructive future.
From now I return to talk with our Readers.
UPDATE (July 6, 2017)
Some Q&As on the Journal of Nuclear Physics
July 6, 2017 at 6:25 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi:
1- will you make the presentation of the QuarkX within this year? AR: Yes
2- are you still preparing the manufacturing of the E-Cat in the USA and in Sweden? AR: Yes
3- are you satisfied with the settlement? AR: Yes
4- will the general terms of the settlement be explained in a joint release from the attorneys of both parties? AR: Yes
5- will remain under NDA the economic terms of the settlement? AR: Yes
Thank you if you can answer,
So it sounds like we can expect a joint statement from attorneys of both parties — should be interesting reading.