CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE E-NEWSLETTER
Volume 8, No. 4, April 28, 2011
Contact the CAC at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone: (419) 394-0717
fax: (419) 394-1748
Sybil Niden Goldrich
Ernest Hornsby, Esq
Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.
This is the 83rd e-newsletter (Vol. 8, No. 4) 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.
Requests for copies of claim forms or inquiries about the status of a claim should be directed to the Settlement Facility at email@example.com or 866-874-6099. The Claimants' Advisory Committee does not have access to individual claimant files to answer these kinds of questions.
1. Address Verification Process with SF-DCT
Please continue to update your address and contact information with the Settlement Facility at the address listed below. If there is a recommendation to pay Premium Payments, the Settlement Facility will only send those payments to claimants whose current address has been verified. Please take action so that you will not miss any payment to which you may be entitled.
P.O. Box 52429
Houston, TX 77052-2429
2. Update on Status of Premium Payments
As noted in prior newsletters, we are still on schedule for mid-June 2011 for a decision from the Finance Committee whether they will recommend that Premium Payments can be made at this time. We will not know anything until that time.
3. Status of Whether Dow Corning's Breast Tissue Expander are "Breast Implants" Eligible for Benefits
This issue is fully briefed and we are waiting for a decision from the District Court. A copy of all pleadings on this issue can be viewed or downloaded on the CAC's website.
4. Status of Claims Processing and Payments
The SF-DCT informs us that they are current in all claims processing, i.e., there is less than a 30 day wait for a newly filed claim to be reviewed, and they are current in reviewing Requests for Additional Information (RAI's).
In March 2011, the Settlement Facility issued approximately $5 million for approved claims in Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2 (all of which are classes of women who have or had a Dow Corning Breast Implant). The total payout from the Settlement Fund since its inception in 2004 is $1.239 billion paid for approximately 120,000 claims. Updated charts that reflect payment details by class and by benefit type can be found on the CAC's website.
5. DEADLINE REMINDERS
Please mark your calendar with the following claim submission deadlines. Please note that these deadlines mean that your claim forms and materials must be received by the SF-DCT by the posted deadline. Please mail all forms early enough so that they are received by the deadline listed below. If your claim form is not received by the deadline listed below, you will not be permitted to file a claim later. The filing deadlines are not the same as "cure deadlines." Cure deadlines are individual deadlines that are set out in Notification of Status letters following the SF-DCT's review of your claim.
Type of Deadline
June 2, 2014
Explant Claims submission deadline for timely filed claimants in Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2 (NOTE: this deadline does NOT apply to NOI claimants or Late Claimants)
June 3, 2019
Disease or Expedited Release Claim submission deadline for all claims in Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2 (this deadline does NOT apply to Late Claimants)
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
P.O. Box 665
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Phone Number: (419) 394-0717
Fax Number: (419) 394-1748
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