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Since class actions often represent thousands of individuals, notifying the class members can be difficult. Usually the court will require that individuals be notified by mail. However, when the names and addresses of individuals are unknown, the court will allow notification by publication, usually in the form of a newspaper or magazine advertisement or even through radio and television announcements. Class action notices must identify the purpose of the lawsuit and the class being represented and usually list the names and contact information of the attorneys representing the class so that individual class members may call them for legal advice.