In april 2004 I was trading ABIX and unfortunately I got caught in the ABIX halt. I lost about 5k and for some reason decided to participate in the class action settlement. I submitted the paperwork a couple days after the deadline and got a response a few months later that it had been accepted. Still, I only expected pennies on the dollar at best. But to my surprise, today I got the mail with a check for about $1200. Not much, but 24% of losses recovered is better than 1% or 2%! I would like to hear any other experiences with class action payments.