If you opted-in as a Class Member and chose to join the Class, you will receive any monetary or other benefits obtained from the lawsuit. A judgment in this case will be binding on you, meaning you can not pursue your own separate lawsuit using your own attorney.
Similarly, you may be bound by, and can share in, any settlement reached on behalf of the Class. In the event Class Counsel and the Government reach a settlement, you will receive notice of the settlement and you may object to the settlement and be heard by the Court on your objection.
A Class Member need not appear in court in order to participate. If you become a Class Member, your interests will be represented by the Class Representative and Class Counsel. Ultimately, the Court will rule on whether you are entitled to compensation and, if so, the amount of compensation owed to you.