Obviously a quality lawyer can manipulate the laws to jam things up, but at times it's been presented as if any Joe Schmoe can do that. You need at the least to have one of three things:
People assume that the Court can easily "throw out" a frivolous lawsuit, but it doesn't work that way. The Court first has to receive a motion to dismiss a case, and this is usually not done until after there is some discovery done, because you need to be able to prove its frivolous, the Court can't base a decision on you saying " it's obviously frivolous".
And that process can take months or years. And the folks who file frivolous lawsuits to harass people are well aware of this fact.
A good lawyer, a decent case or damaging info(doesn't have to be illegal/negligent activity, proprietary business practices might be enough to force a settlement) that the defendant will pay to prevent coming out in discovery.
You can't just sue anyone for anything like some suggest. Unless you have enough money to not care about wasting it on lawyers working on a bs claim. Money can make anything happen though.
I think here it's the third option where the plaintiff is hoping for a settlement based on the organization wanting this to "go away" for the sake of appearances or not wanting to reveal the inner workings of the business.