At some point, most of us have received a notice that we are a member of a class action lawsuit. Generally we wonder what this means and if we need to do anything. But typically, not knowing the answers to these questions leads us to throw these notices away. However, it is best to be informed and take action.

Important steps include researching and responding to the claim or filing independently from the class. All class action suits have filing deadlines, so it is important to be aware of these dates. If you wait too long you will not be able to move forward with your claim.

Check back later in the week for further useful tips on class action lawsuits.