Andrea Rossi today posted this on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:
January 18, 2017 at 10:12 AM
Today I am in Raleigh, N.C., with my Attorneys, but from my Team the update id good.
It’s an interesting comment, since Rossi is normally in the Miami and reports is working hard on his QuarkX, along with the court case. Raleigh North Carolina, of course, is the headquarters for Cherokee and Industrial Heat, and the fact that Rossi says he is there in person with his attorneys may be quite significant.
A document in the court docket from January 13th, written by Thomas E. Scott, a Miami-based mediator, reports that a mediation meeting was held on January 12th between the two parties, and that the parties “negotiated in good faith,” but that no mediation was reached. He did say that he hoped they could continue to work on continued mediation in the future. (see document 117 here)
Now, six days later, Rossi and his legal team are in North Carolina. I would think that it would be normal for the attorneys for the two parties would be in contact frequently, perhaps meeting in person, but for the Plaintiff (and possibly counter-plaintiffs) to go to a meeting would seem to indicate that there was something more than legal jousting going on. I think it would take a lot to take Rossi so far away from his QuarkX reactor in this period of its development.
Of course, as with most things connected with the E-Cat story, there is not much detail to go on here. But there is maybe a sign of some kind of thaw going on.