Why Did Miss. Supreme Court Even Decide Forbes v. St. Martin?

I am not a fan of the Mississippi Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday in Forbes v. St. Martin. But upon further investigation of the case, I don’t know why the Court even ruled in the case.
The Miss. Court of Appeals issued its opinion in March 2013. The Supreme Court granted cert in December 2013. In March 2014, the parties settled the case. That’s not in the Supreme Court record, but I’ve done some digging and determined that’s what happened.
On May 9, 2014, the parties filed a Joint Motion to Withdraw Petition For Writ of Certiorari. Here it is.
The motion to

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