Generally speaking, when someone else files a class action, and you are similarly situated (that is, you have the same type of claim), you will automatically become part of the class unless you “opt out” of the case. You may have received notices like this from time to time, asking if you would like to opt out of a class action. If you elect to opt out, you will not be part of the class, and you would be able to file your claim by yourself. A knowledgeable consumer protection attorney can advise you on the manner in which the case will proceed.