I hope they settle without going to auction which I think they will. The point is, I think, that if they agree to pay without going to auction we will be paid out within the year. But, if it goes to auction we have a whole load of hoops to jump before we get anything. The Special Master continues, more lawyers involved and even judges, etc, etc. KRYChaser might be able to enlighten us more on the differences of the two possible timelines.
I'm hoping for a last minute agreement to pay up everything, including interest. Be done by Christmas.