And so, the Case of the Little Pepperonis ends with a whimper.

After settlement discussions over the late summer, the pizzaria owners who had sued to state regarding enforcement of child labor laws quietly withdrew the case in late August 2010.  No word on whether the children will be allowed to assist their parents in the pizza place on a going forward basis though presumably the state will continue to enforce its labor laws

The Hartford Business Journal reports that the attorneys for the pizzaria owners and the state have resolved the matter "amicably".

As I indicated back in July, the owners had a tough road. And they likely saw that.

Of course, the case generated tons of publicity and one wonders how that impacted the pizzaria’s bottom line.