There is a case where the claimant disagrees with rust consultings decision on a case they had with Sony PlayStation where customers were ordered to have free games, etc. Are there any mediation and arbitration for cases against rust consulting only?
You would typically be part of a class to join in the mediation or arbitration. Otherwise, it is unusual to become a member of a class in arbitration without litigation. If you have information on the litigation, it should state where the alternative dispute should take place. Look at your documents.
This is not a legal advice as I do not have an attorney-client privilege with you. You should retain a lawyer before acting on any generally available advice.
Your question is confusing. If you received notice of a pending class action and you've been identified as member of the class, your choices are spelled out in the notice you got. Among your options are opting into the class, or opting out of the lawsuit and filing your own suit with your own lawyer.
You cannot alter the parties of this class action. And there's no such thing as a "class arbitration."
if you think you have claims against a different party than the one making a settlement offer to the class, you will need to hire your own counsel.
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If your case has been litigated and a decision rendered, the way to object to the decision would likely have to be through an appeal to the appropriate court. The standard to be met in showing an error in the earlier case is typically very high and the cost of such an appeal process can also be high so you would be well advised to carefully review your options with retained counsel before entering into such a legal battle.
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