CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE E-NEWSLETTER
Volume 7, No. 8, October 18, 2010
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Sybil Niden Goldrich
Ernest Hornsby, Esq
Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.
This is the 76th e-newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 8) from the Claimants' Advisory Committee (CAC) in the Dow Corning bankruptcy Settlement Plan. You were sent a copy of the newsletter because our records show that you requested to be on the mailing list. If you wish to unsubscribe, click here or to reply to this newsletter, send an email to: email@example.com. Please do not hit "Reply" to this email address. Please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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STATUS OF PREMIUM PAYMENTS
The Finance Committee has decided, due to uncertainties that they believe may have an impact on the Settlement Fund, that Premium Payments should not be distributed at this time. Instead, they have postponed the decision and recommend a schedule be set to review the data and uncertainties so that they can report to the Court by June 15, 2011.
Some of the uncertainties cited by the Finance Committee include what impact the closing of the MDL 926 Settlement Fund in December 2010 might have on the Dow Corning Settlement Fund, the two pending appeals before the Court of Appeals on Disability A and tissue expanders, and the motion on whether claimants, not Dow Corning, get the benefit of interest earned on the Initial Payment (the so-called "time value credit" motion). The latter motion is pending before the District Court Judge.
We are, like you, deeply disappointed about this and disagree with the Finance Committee's decision. We believe that the analysis of data from the settlement and the MDL 926 Settlement clearly show that the Dow Corning Settlement Fund has adequate funds to pay Premium Payments now and assure that sufficient funds will be available to make Base Payments in the future. We will contine to devote our efforts to get the payments that were bargained for and agreed to in the Joint Plan approved and paid to you as soon as possible.
If you would like to read prior CAC e-newsletters, they are available on the CAC website by clicking on "Electronic Newsletter." We urge you to visit the CAC website (www.tortcomm.org) on a regular basis to download or view relevant documents and read updates and new information. To contact the CAC, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to the Post Office Box address for the CAC at:
Claimants' Advisory Committee
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Phone Number: (419) 394-0717
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