This story needs a wee bit more detail.
Several civil rights lawsuits from a 2002 botched street racing raid were dismissed Friday in Houston federal court.
The resolution comes days after the more than 100 plaintiffs in the remaining 10 cases settled their lawsuits with the city of Houston.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas issued an order Friday dismissing the combined cases unless the settlements aren’t resolved by July 18.
Okay, so is this saying that these dismissals are all part of the settlement agreements, or that there are some cases which aren’t a part of that which have now been tossed? I believe it’s the former, but it could have been made a lot clearer.
Three plaintiffs who had not come to agreements with the city or had not been located earlier this week have been reached and also settled.
Well, that answers that question. Barring a collapse in the settlement negotiations, it looks like July 18 is the end of the line for this saga.