The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP was appointed to represent all Settlement Class Members. These lawyers are called Lead Counsel. You will not be separately charged for the services of these lawyers. As a Settlement Class Member, you are represented by Lead Counsel. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.
If you are a Settlement Class Member and do not wish to remain a Settlement Class Member, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by following the instructions in the section entitled, “What If I Do Not Want To Be A Member Of The Settlement Class? How Do I Exclude Myself?,” on page 10 of the Notice.
If you are a Settlement Class Member and you wish to object to the Settlement, the Plan of Allocation, and/or Lead Counsel’s application for attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of Litigation Expenses, and if you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, you may present your objections by following the instructions in the section entitled, “When And Where Will The Court Decide Whether To Approve The Settlement? Do I have to come to the hearing? May I speak at the hearing if I don't like the Settlement?,” on page 11 of the Notice.
If you are a Settlement Class Member and you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, you will be bound by any orders issued by the Court. If the Settlement is approved, the Court will enter a judgment (“Judgment”).
Unless you timely and validly exclude yourself, you are staying in the Settlement Class, and that means you cannot sue, continue to sue, or be part of any other lawsuit against Defendants or their Related Parties about the Released Claims in this case. It also means that all of the Court’s orders will apply to you and legally bind you. If you remain a Settlement Class Member, and if the Settlement is approved, you will give up all “Released Claims”, including “Unknown Claims”, against the “Released Persons.” For the definitions of the above terms see page 8 of the Notice.