I don’t understand this – for the fifth time in my life, I am a member of a class action law suit. I do not want to be. I never even complained about the issue this law suit concerns (Online Credit Reports). (I have never tried to be involved in ANY of these suits).
But today I get an eight page legal document “explaining” all of this to me. If I DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE, I need to fill out paperwork, and send it back to some lawyers. If I DO want to participate, then I do nothing.
Isn’t that back-asswards? I shouldn’t be involved in litigation I have not started – yet I am.
Someone is suing someone on my behalf, in my name, and without my consent. That seems inherently wrong.
I don’t sue people – if they piss me off enough I just tell everyone I know not to use them. I may blog about them.
But being automatically included in a law suit seems bizarre to me.
Please, someone, make it stop. Don’t allow people to send me an eight page legal document that I feel compelled to read only to find out that if “I win” I’ll get – either a free credit report (which I can get once a year anyway) OR two months of free credit monitoring (but if I forget to cancel it, I start getting billed for it).
This is NOT a case of lawyer’s helping people – in this case people get virtually nothing – and the lawyers pocket what I assume is millions.
Unreal. I want no part of it. Especially I don’t want to be bothered with it. I don’t want to spend my time reading documents and sending back documents stating that I have no interest in something I had no interest in before the suit was filed.
How is this practice even legal? How can I be signed up for a lawsuit “unless you opt out”?
This part of the law needs to be drastically changed.
Nobody should be able to sue anyone in my name unless I am dead, or no longer have sufficient brain function.
So now I waste my time getting OUT of this lawsuit – one I never wanted to be “in” in the first place!
Even if I “win” this case, I gain nothing. But I bet the lawyers gain a lot – win OR lose.