Counts two and three (the only one in which a verdict was reached) related to the monies Bunny Mellon gave in 2007 and 2008.
A few weeks before the settlement, Bisek lost a related court case in the District of Columbia.
My philosophical objection is related though distinct from my ideological one.
"connected by blood or marriage," 1702, past participle adjective from relate (v.). Related: Relatedness.
1520s, "to recount, tell," from Middle French relater "refer, report" (14c.) and directly from Latin relatus, used as past participle of referre "bring back, bear back" (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)).
Meaning "stand in some relation; have reference or respect" is from 1640s; transitive sense of "bring (something) into relation with (something else)" is from 1690s. Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related: Related; relating.