Read your class action paperwork, it will have contact information for the class's lawyers and deadlines to opt in or out of the class, and you can contact the law firm representing the class for more information.
But be aware that any settlement usually takes a year or more and requires court approval, and the court isn't subject to any deadline, and you shouldn't expect any payout, as these cases usually result in the members of the class getting very little if any cash.
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My colleague is correct. Don't hold your breath waiting for the small payout.
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