My understanding of American Law is weak but a couple of things spring to mind
Obviously as some of my responses will show.
If all of them settle for millions of dollars where does that money go?
You'll never know because not only is the settlement out of court, it is also sealed. All to protect the innocent you understand.
IE will my ebooks get cheaper/ will I be partially refunded for those I purchased in the past?
No, but it is important that you think this will be the case. It maintains the illusion that this is all about justice and not just shaking down corporations for filthy lucre.
The wonderful thing about ebooks is they are generally purchased electronically so someone must have records.
Actually, not necessarily so. In fact, certain information is likely to be required to be destroyed within a 30 (90?) day period after you make the purchase. Information that makes it impossible to refund the money directly to you. You understand of course, don't you?
If the government gets the money id be tempted to say they don't need it but we all know that isn't true!
Actually not true, but again, it is important you continue to think that. It justifies future shakedowns of corporations for filthy lucre.
<-- the irony of a digital copy of Fahrenheit 451 is not lost on me