Well, here are the stipulations of dismissal in all their glory.
The basic deal was:
They got: Let Chad assert he wasn't there one last time in a sworn declaration.
We got: Get out of the case, avoid paying for their court costs and exit cleanly. I paid about $600 and spent countless hours over 7 months (November 13, 2009 to May 13, 2009) digging through my files, debating with my legal team over minute details of what happened, 2 polygraph tests which showed I wasn't lying (or, rather, "believed" my own story), harassing former roommates for phone records and arguing with companies. Poor Attorney Monts spent half a million dollars and was prepared to spend even more. I never appeared in court, no jury will ever hear my testimony, no money will be awarded, and no official record will be made of any of the evidence I wanted to bring to light.
I wanted the case to continue. Attorney Monts wanted the case to continue. Attorney Monts, even after the case was dismissed, said he believed me and that he knew I was the guy who invented YouTube, the core business model and brand - and started the revolution that YouTube enabled. The other lawyers, Steve, Dave, and two colleagues of Monts, all voted for "withdraw as counsel" . . . I had little choice but to agree. To contest it would have cost more money than I had ($0 legal fund, what most Americans have), to continue without them the case would have cost considerably more than my net worth ($100,000 to depose a few people myself, plus subpoena costs, assuming the pressure of million dollar sanctions didn't drive me to suicide - Attorney Monts, 'Britt' at this point, strongly advised me not to continue pro se in a Federal lawsuit).
For the hopes that only you will believe me, further, I might pay for the fMRI deception detection test (on myself only, obviously, since they refuse to submit) regarding this matter, but it has become a moot point. I'll never receive dime 1 of the 1% from Chad, Steve, Jawed, Google or anyone else who isn't feeling charitable, even if it is the right thing for them to do.