FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS AFFECTED BY THE SETTLEMENT
To see if you are affected by the Settlement, you first have to determine if you are a Direct Purchaser Settlement Class Member.
THE BENEFITS OF THE SETTLEMENT
EXCLUDING YOURSELF FROM THE DIRECT PURCHASER SETTLEMENT CLASS
If you want to keep the right to sue or continue to sue USALCO, SII and/or American Securities on your own about the legal issues being resolved by the Settlements, then you must take steps to get out of the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class. This is called excluding yourself - or sometimes referred to as “opting out.” If you opt out of the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class, you will not receive any payment from the Net Settlement Fund.
THE LAWYERS REPRESENTING YOU
OBJECTING TO THE SETTLEMENTS, THE PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION AND/OR THE REQUEST FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, EXPENSES AND CASE CONTRIBUTION AWARDS
THE COURT’S FAIRNESS HEARING
IF YOU DO NOTHING
GETTING MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE DO NOT WRITE OR CALL THE COURT
OR THE CLERK’S OFFICE FOR INFORMATION.