GREAT NEWS...Interesting article an attorney wrote regarding settlements....
The second issue around scope of the claims released is whether the claims will just be dismissed or dismissed with “prejudice.” If the claims are just dismissed, they can be filed again. If the claims are dismissed with prejudice then they are completely extinguished and cannot be filed again by the plaintiff. Generally, the parties dismiss claims with prejudice in a settlement agreement because they want the dispute to be 100% over. Whether or not this happens depends on what the parties have negotiated, the consideration for the release, and other factors. Just be sure to think through which one you want and then ensure that’s what the settlement agreement states.
In the SFOR filing it states this...
Based on the foregoing stipulations, StrikeForce and Defendants jointly move for an order dismissing this action with prejudice, with each party to bear its own costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees.
So they did file with prejudice, which means great news.