A medical malpractice civil law suit filed on behalf of the late Neal S. Tostenson in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court was settled out of court on Sept. 28 prior to the start of the punitive phase of the case. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Judge Richard D. Reinbold then sealed the verdict from the compensatory (guilt) phase of the proceedings, releasing the following statement: "The court having been advised that the parties sellted all claims arising out of the above