DeCoster again settled, paying $1.5 million to the victims, the documents state.
This latest recall, according to DeCoster's childhood friend, isn't likely to get him down. The others, said Caldwell, only served as motivation for him to keep working harder.
"The takeaway message is that problems are unsolved opportunities," said Caldwell. "He's going to do everything he can to get it fixed just as fast as he can to get back to business."
ABC News' Brian Hartmen, Kim Carollo and Brad Martin contributed to this report.