That's not news. The news was last year, when "The Tiverton Town Council amended zoning of that property in fall 2010 to facilitate construction, rendering the Superior Court ruling moot."
The court case effectively ended when the zoning was amended last year. That the court didn't dismiss the case a that time, probably means someone forgot to call and tell them the good news.
If you read the article you will read that the court actually relied on the rezoning to make that part of the suit moot.
What they actually ruled on was the running of the marina.
That lawyer neighbor must be a piece of work.