I report to you good news. The case against our common client …has been settled for no payment by our client to the plaintiff. Settlement of our matter was precipitated by the initial settlement by … the general contractor with the plaintiff. Presumably, [the contractor] bore the brunt of the settlement payments to the plaintiff. Thereafter, various subcontractors fell in line making additional payments to the plaintiff which rose to a level of satisfying the plaintiff’s demands. Your services in this matter were greatly appreciated.