The trial was supposed to begin this week in the case between Matt and Amy Roloff vs Washington County over the trespassing incident that was featured in an episode of Little People, Big World in 2010. Matt, Amy and Jacob Roloff were among the people that were going to be called to testify in front of a jury this week.
However, court documents state that the Roloffs and Washington County have reached a settlement on the remaining issues. The trial date was wiped off the court schedule. The court documents announcing that the parties have reached settlement were filed when Amy Roloff, the person who claims she was "shattered" by this incident, was actually in Jamaica.
The Roloffs had originally sued Washington County for multiple constitutional claims -- that the county unfairly targets Roloff Farms, they were seeking an injunction preventing future inspections. All of those were tossed out by the judge. The case was reduced to a simple trespassing charge.
Matt and Amy Roloff were suing for $200,000 in "severe emotional distress" allegedly suffered by Amy Roloff as a result of this incident. Court documents throughout this process have the Roloffs describing their lives as "shattered" since the inspector incident in July 2010. They attribute their "shattered" lives and all the stress they have in life to this one incident.
Matt Roloff insisted throughout this process that the lawsuit was not about money and that they were pursuing legal action for the principle of it.
However, after all of this time, which included the Roloffs unsuccessfully attempting to subpoena the Spiritswander Blog, the Roloffs and Washington County have now reached a settlement.