Instead of spending weeks in trial in Conroe, Gibbs & Bruns partner Kathy Patrick will have time to spend with her children this summer, an unexpected pleasure that occurred because her client, Huntsman Corp. of The Woodlands, agreed to a $1.73 billion settlement with Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

The settlement reached on June 22 ends a highly watched trial that began on June 15 in 9th District Judge Fred Edwards’ court.