At one point, Marin County had sought US$35 million in damages and alleged that Deloitte and SAP's alleged wrongdoing fell under the auspices of the federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act, which would have trebled the damages. A judge ultimately tossed out the racketeering claims.
But the settlement will only provide Marin County with roughly $3.9 million, to be reimbursed from Deloitte's fees, according to a report in the Marin Independent Journal newspaper, which procured the document. County officials didn't respond to a request for a copy of the settlement on Friday, and one could not immediately be obtained from SAP and Deloitte.
The settlement's terms include a gag order preventing county officials from speaking about the case except for the joint statement, according to the newspaper.
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com