As one of the 64,000 Class Members of this suit, I must that I am EXTREMELY disappointed with the settlement that was reached. Granted, the details have not been made available yet, but, assuming the $324M number is accurate, I consider this is an absolute pittance. Don't get me wrong, I am not so well off that I would turn down ~$4k if someone handed it to me, which seems to be what I can expect as my portion of the settlement. But, given the damages that were being discussed were this to go to trial, they settled for pennies on the dollar. At the end of the day, the whole point of this case was to try and impress on these companies that the hiring practices they employed are unacceptable. A $324M fine, spread across approx half a dozen extremely successful companies flush with billions of dollars in cash, doesn't even amount to a slap on the wrist. It's not even a wiggle of the pinky. Granted, even a $9B fine would have barely been felt either, but it surely would have delivered a stronger message. I know...right there in "settlement" is the word "settle". Clearly, that is what happened here. We settled. Personally, I would have preferred we push forward and take this to trial. Yes, it would have taken years for a trial, there would be no guarantee of a win, and even if we did win, there would most likely be multiple appeals. Of course, there also would be the possibility that if the case had started looking really bad for the defense, they could have arrived at a settlement mid-trial; one that would have certainly been better than this one. Bottom line, at least we, as Class Members, would have had the opportunity to reach a judgement that might have some actual impact on our lives. Yes, it would be a risk...but potentially a risk worth taking. Had we ended up losing, I could've lived with that. To just give in like "they" did, feels like they are taking an ounce of peanut butter and spreading it over 100 loaves of bread. Then, I'm supposed to it and say, "oh yeah, this is a yummy sandwich". You know what, keep it, I'm not hungry. If you come back with Filet Mignon, let me know.