Unless you specifically exclude yourself, you will be treated as a member of this Class Action. This means that upon the Effective Date, you will relinquish all Released Claims against the Released Defendant Parties.
“Released Claims” means all claims (including but not limited to Unknown Claims), demands, losses, rights, liabilities, suits, debts, obligations, damages, judgments, matters, issues, and causes of action of any nature and description whatsoever, in law, equity, or otherwise, whether accrued or unaccrued, fixed or contingent, liquidated or unliquidated, direct or indirect, known or unknown, whether arising under federal, state, local, statutory, common law, foreign law, or any other law, rule, or regulation, whether class and/or individual in nature that have been or could have been asserted in the Action or could in the future be asserted in any forum, whether foreign or domestic, by Plaintiffs, any member of the Class, or their successors, assigns, executors, administrators, representatives, attorneys and agents, whether brought directly, indirectly, or derivatively against any of the Released Defendant Parties, which arise out of, are based on, or relate in any way to, directly or indirectly, any of the allegations, acts, transactions, facts, events, matters, occurrences, disclosures, statements, filings, events, representations or omissions involved, set forth, alleged or referred to in the Action, or which could have been alleged in the Action, including but not limited to the allegations, transactions, facts, matters, occurrences, disclosures, statements, filings, representations, events, or omissions that Plaintiffs or any other Class Member asserted in the Complaint, and which arise out of, are based upon, or relate in any way, directly or indirectly, to the purchase, acquisition, transfer, holding, ownership, disposition or sale of BlackBerry common stock, by any members of the Class during the Class Period, and/or any disclosures, public filings, registration statements, or other statements by BlackBerry or any Defendant based upon or arising out of any facts, matters, allegations, transactions, events, disclosures, statements, acts or omissions that were asserted or could have been asserted in this Action or in any other action or forum, whether arising under federal, state, common or foreign law.
“Released Defendant Parties” means Defendant BlackBerry, its past, present and future direct and indirect parent entities, parent corporations, sister corporations, subsidiaries, related entities and affiliates, and, as applicable, their respective past and present general partners, limited partners, principals, shareholders, investors (however denominated), joint ventures, members, officers (including the Individual Defendants), directors, managers, managing directors, supervisors, employees, contractors, servants, consultants, auditors, accountants, financial advisors, professional advisors, investment bankers, representatives, insurers, trustees, trustors, agents, attorneys, legal representatives, professionals, predecessors, successors, assigns, assignors, legatees, devisees, estates, settlors, beneficiaries, heirs, executors, successors-in-interest, administrators, and any controlling person thereof.
The “Effective Date” will occur when an order entered by the Court approving the Settlement becomes final and not subject to appeal.
If you remain a Member of the Class, all of the Court’s orders will apply to you and legally bind you.