"I? think there might be more to this than meets the eye, as it seems there is an element of confidentiality."
The settlement agreement acted to "resolve all claims between the parties in the Action for a cash consideration of $2,050,000."
That's the whole deal. I guess it must be so disappointing to come up $18 million in cash and an obligation to replace a billion shares short that it helps to pretend that there might be something else. Nobody likes to be THAT wrong.