So what? If that's his choice to settle, that's on him. Not your business nor is it mine. It's new. It's not like he's not going to get an insurance check to cover whatever value is settled on for his old USED car.
Unfortunate as it may be, if he declines to pursue the issue in court and accepts the deal, who really cares? And there's no mention I can find anywhere that says he'll actually be out money from his pocket. It may seem that way on the outside, but wait and see.
2010 2SS/RS Auto, Sunroof, Engine Cover. Transformer Edition package.
2013 ZL1 ragtop #5478. 1 of 54 CRT M6 'verts.