major settlement

chopin7

Senior Member
Albanian
Hello

Anybody know this juridic term "major settlement"?
It's the movie "Conviction" for someone in USA who made
20 years of prison unjustly. Anyway, her sister became a lawer
during those years and managed to prove his innocence.
At the end of the movie, it says,
" In July 2009, eight years after Kenny was proven innocent,
Betty Anne (his sister) won a major settlement against the Ayer Police department."
What exactly is "major settlement" here?
Simply a trial or something more or something less?

Thank you.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    A major settlement is a lot of money (paid as a result of a legal verdict in your favor, in this case).
     
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