What can I win in a class action lawsuit?
If you are part of a successful class action lawsuit, you will receive part of the winnings, whether it is a settlement or compensation ordered by a judge. This almost always comes in the form of financial compensation. Because there will be only one decision or settlement, all members (with the possible exception of the class representative) receive equal compensation.
If you believe you suffered to a significantly higher degree than other members of the class action, it may pay for you to opt out and file an individual claim.