Honestly, I'm writing from--mostly--ignorance here. I'm writing from ignorance because the facts don't seem to justify the research necessary to cure the ignorance.
I just got a fax form telling me that I was a class member in a class action. The facts of the class action, as explained in the notice, were that on December 4, 2008, the defendant violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. Sec. 227 by faxing my firm an advertisement without our prior express invitation or permission to do so and without the required opt-out notice. I can make a claim for up to $500.00 for my damages arising out of the fax. All I have to do is fill out a simple claim form.