I am going to do my best job at translating this for you @Billy Aoki
This is from the chart at the bottom of the page.
Remain A Class Member:
This part means that if you want to be a part of the court case sueing EA then you don't need to do anything else at this time.
It says that if you remain a member then you cannot sue EA again for the same thing. You have to go along with the ruling the court brings during this case. However, you are allowed to show up in court and to comment or object to something being said.
You are being represented by something called "Class Counsel" which is just a bunch of lawyers. It also says that if you want to you can hire your own attorney but you must pay for him/her.
This says that if the people for a lawsuit win then there will be money from the suit that goes to pay the attorneys'. the fees will not be more than 25% of the total pay out.
This means if you don't want to be part of the suit then you must choose not to be.
This means that if you want to sue the defendant on your own then you must exclude yourself from the case.
To exclude yourself see this link: http://www.easportslitigation.com/exclude.html
This means that if you exclude yourself from the case, if this lawsuit wins then you will not get and of the money. However, you will be able to sue EA on your own terms and own money which you would not have been able to do if you join.
Keep in mind I am not a lawyer, however I do like reading over these types of things to see what they mean. I am considering becoming a lawyer when I am older.
I haven't gotten the email.
However with some research here is a website on EA's site talking about it. http://www.ea.com/madden-nfl/blog/easports-litigation and it links to the site mentioned in the email that you got.
So from what i can tell it is a legitimate email.
I have bought games since 2055 so I am going to have to look into this.
What happens if you are a person that has been buying these games since 2005?
answered Apr 09 '11 at 19:25
Someone mind telling me what's this about, in the most simplest terms possible? All these legal and complicated descriptions is giving me a headache...
answered Apr 10 '11 at 05:26