Moral question about Front Sight lawsuit
Years ago, I took a basic handgun class at Front Sight, and afterwards purchased the lowest level of lifetime membership, which allows me to take a small number of classes as many times as I want for the rest of my life. LIke most such impulse decisions, this turned out to be a mistake, as I have not taken a class since. The quality of training was incredible, and I expect to take more classes there in the future, but not enough to make the membership worthwhile.
A current class action lawsuit against Front Sight alleges that lifetime memberships were sold under misleading terms, and a settlement has been reached where Front Sight has put up $8M to buy out lifetime members. Is it immoral for me to take advantage of this opportunity to exit this poor performing investment, even if I do not feel that I was misled in any way?
My tentative answer is that it depends on the wording of the settlement. My reasoning is that lawsuits for fraud would happen in the kind of government that I consider just, and so the lawsuit and settlement both moral and are substantial evidence that the charges are true. If the terms of the settlement compel Front Sight to buy out any member who wants to exit, I see nothing immoral about taking the opportunity. On the other hand, if the settlement specifies that this is only for members who feel they purchased their memberships under false pretenses (which I do not), then I would be lying by signing it.
(I don't feel like looking up any links about this lawsuit, but I'm sure they are easy to find, so I'll leave it to the commentariat)