Conventional wisdom says lawsuits are always about money driven, motivated by, depending on your point of view, greed or the need for just compensation. Sometimes, though, a plaintiff may seek a more literal public hearing.
A 9 March NYT article reports that the family of a murder victim reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the District of Columbia:
The settlement calls for the district to investigate the response of fire and emergency medical services after the beating and report back in six months. The district must also report to the family of David E. Rosenbaum in nine months on progress by the Metropolitan Police Department in addressing questions raised by its actions, the mayor said.
n.a. 2007. “Murdered Reporter’s Family Settles Lawsuit” New York Times, March 9, 2007