If you’re looking at a newspaper and there is a notice of a class action, typically there will be in that notice a law firm or a claims administrator to contact to ask for further information. That would be the way to go in that situation. You see the notice and you think you might be a member, you contact the claims administration or the attorney, get the paperwork, fill out a claim, and then see whether or not you are part of the class.
If it is a newspaper article or blog post that doesn’t list who the attorney is, you can contact an experienced class action attorney like myself in Reno and ask about your rights; bring in the newspaper article, and see where it goes from there. You should do so as soon as possible because you only have a limited time to file.
Typically, when you get a notice of a class action, there is a limited time to fill out a claim form and at least figure out your rights and what to do. Usually your rights are basically opt-out classes, so if you don’t want to be in the class, you send in the paperwork. If you do not send in the paperwork, then you are automatically part of the class.
Again, if you’re not sure, contact us and we’ll help you figure it out.