If you already have your own Washington State Securities Act lawsuit against Atonomi or other defendants and want to continue with it, you need to ask to be excluded from the Class. If you exclude or remove yourself from the Class— sometimes called “opting-out” of the Class— you won’t get any money or benefits from this lawsuit even if the Plaintiffs win at trial or from any settlement (that may or may not be reached) between the defendants and the Plaintiff. However, you may then be able to sue or continue to sue Atonomi and other defendants for the same or similar claims.
If you exclude yourself, you will not be legally bound by the Court’s judgments in this class action. If you start your own lawsuit against Atonomi and other defendants after you exclude yourself, you may hire your own lawyer to appear in Court for you. If you hire your own lawyer for that lawsuit, you are responsible for negotiating payment with your own lawyer. You and/or your lawyer will be responsible for proving your claims. If you do exclude yourself so you can start or continue your own lawsuit against Atonomi and other defendants, you should talk to your own lawyer soon, because your claims may be subject to a statute of limitations, meaning that you may face a deadline after which you cannot sue.