A judge has approved a $12.5 million partial settlement in a lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company 38 Studios.
Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein on Friday approved the settlement by four defendants in the case: two former leaders of Rhode Island's economic development agency that struck the deal with Schilling's company, and one of the agency's lawyers and his law firm.
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Schilling and others opposed the settlement, but the judge called it a good faith agreement and overruled their objections.
It's the second settlement in the case. The judge previously approved a $4.4 million deal by another lawyer and his firm.
The case continues against Schilling and others at the company, as well as others who were involved.