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In any class action litigation, the final plan has to be approved by the judge or master hearing the case. So if there is a third party trustee holding the funds for 10 years, that had to be approved by the judge, the law firm could not just do that on their own. So If you did not agree with the settlement, the only recourse you had was to speak to the judge/master in the court hearing the case prior to it being approved. If that was not done, now you need to get a copy of the settlement agreement to review the terms in there under which the money will be distributed, because once that was approved by the court, those are the only rights you have to enforce are is what is stated in the settlement agreement.