A billion dollars is a lot of money. It is supposed to go to 17,000 people. I do not know how this money will be distributed. I hope it helps the injured parties. I guess I have two questions 1. How will the 17,000 be indentified and 2. How will they collect their share of the settlement?

The   financial crisis and the down turn in real estate over the last five years has had a dramatic impact on  a lot of people who will not receive any money from the settlement.