Comedian Bill Cosby has struck a confidential, out-of-court settlement in a federal suit brought by a Canadian woman who said he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his home outside Philadelphia.

Although the quiet settlement of Andrea Constand’s suit ensures that the case will never go to trial and will instead begin fading from the public’s memory, the suit may be remembered by lawyers and judges for years to come due to the innovative approach taken by the presiding judge in controlling how the case was portrayed in the media.

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