Are you saying that throwing money at a problem is the conventional way of proving innocence?
I'd better declare an interest in that I belong to the 'no smoke without fire' camp.
Hes' dead now and no amount of litigation will ever prove anything.
I think he's guilty as charged though.
It doesn't matter what you personally think. A settlement is not an admission of guilt. He actually wasn't guilty as charged despite your personal wishes or feelings.