The parties have not been able to reach/negotiate a 'settlement' in the case.
We were hoping for a quick 'settlement' of the dispute between the neighbors.
a 'settlement' of two million dollars = a two-million-dollar 'settlement'
(..) Where we make the money. %% commission, baby. Now the key to making money in this situation like this. Is the position of yourself now before the settlement. Because the time we read it on the wall streetjournal. It's already too late. And you wait. You wait. (..)2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
(..) - Men to arms! It's the Pearl. The Black Pearl? I've heard stories. She's been preying on ships and settlements for near years. Never leaves any survivors. No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder? Coming through! (..)2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
(..) It should be possible, if you can get the right references. References are something of a speciality for me, Mr. Saito. BROWNING: I'm not smelling settlement here. Take them down. LAWYER: Mr. Browning... ...Maurice Fischer's policy is always one of avoiding litigation. (..)2010 Inception