19. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBJECTING AND EXCLUDING?
You object to the Settlement when you wish to remain a Class Member and be subject to the Settlement, but disagree with some aspect of the Settlement. An objection allows your views to be heard in Court.
In contrast, excluding yourself from the proposed Settlement means that you are no longer part of the proposed Settlement and don’t want the Settlement to apply to you even if the Court finally approves it. Once excluded from the proposed Settlement, you lose any right to receive any settlement benefits or to object to any aspect of the Settlement because the case no longer affects you.