If the Settlement becomes final, Class Members who do not exclude themselves from the Class will release Suunto, Aqua Lung, and Air Liquide, S.A. (Aqua Lung’s predecessor in interest) from liability and will not be able to sue Suunto, Aqua Lung, or Air Liquide about the issues in the lawsuit. The Settlement Agreement at Section V describes the released claims in necessary legal terminology, so read it carefully. For ease of reference, the full release is below. The Settlement Agreement is available on the Important Documents page. You can talk to one of the lawyers listed in Question 15 below for free or you can, of course, talk to your own lawyer at your own expense if you have questions about the released claims or what they mean.
Section V from the Settlement Agreement – Release and Waiver
In consideration for the Settlement Agreement, the Releasing Parties, on behalf of themselves and any other legal or natural individuals who may claim by, through or under them, agree to fully, finally and forever release, relinquish, acquit, and discharge the Released Parties from the following released claims (“Released Claims”): any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, petitions, liabilities, causes of action, rights, and damages of any kind and/or type regarding the subject matter of the Action, the Related Action, and the allegations concerning the Dive Computers including but not limited to allegations of defects involving the software, hardware or any components in the Suunto Dive Computers as alleged in the Action and Related Action, that arose out of, were raised as claims in or could have been raised as claims in, or connected to the Action, Related Action and the allegations concerning the Dive Computers including but not limited to allegations of defects involving the software, hardware or any components in the Suunto Dive Computers as alleged in the Action and Related Action, including, but not limited to, compensatory, exemplary, punitive, expert and/or attorneys’ fees, whether past, present, or future, mature, or not yet mature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, contingent or non-contingent, derivative or direct, asserted or un-asserted, whether based on federal, state or local law, statute, ordinance, regulation, code, contract, common law, or any other source, or any other claims of any kind arising from, related to, connected with, and/or in any way involving the Action, the Related Action, or could have been alleged or described in the Complaint in the Action, and the Complaint, First Amended Complaint, and the Second Amended Complaint in the Related Action or any amendments of the Action or the Related Action, including, but not limited to, the design, manufacturing, advertising, replacement, repair, testing, marketing, functionality, or sale of the Dive Computers as alleged. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Class Representatives and Class Members are not releasing claims for personal injury or wrongful death arising from the Dive Computers.