CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Dow Corning Breast Implant / Bankruptcy Settlement
Volume 18, No. 7, September 13, 2021
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone: (419) 394-0717 or
CAC Sybil Niden Goldrich
P.O. Box 665 Ernest Hornsby, Esq.
St. Marys, OH 45885 Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.
UPDATE ON PREMIUM PAYMENTS
We are happy to share with you that the Settlement Facility is beginning to issue the second 50% premium payments in September to claimants who verified their address. There was a brief delay in sending the payments because of a motion to stay payments and an appeal by certain Korean Claimants and an appeal filed by Dow Silicones. Dow Silicones is dismissing its appeal.
Please do not contact the CAC to verify your address. You must do this directly with the Settlement Facility by sending an email to: email@example.com or by calling them at 866-874-6099 (If you live outside the U.S., you can contact them at 713-874-6099).
In addition to mailing premium payments to those claimants who have verified their current address with the Settlement Facility, they will also begin mailing letters to claimants who are eligible for a premium payment but who have not yet verified their address. If you receive this letter, please respond immediately. You will not be eligible for a premium payment until you first contact the Settlement Facility and verify your address. To do this, call them directly at 866-874-6099 (if you live outside the U.S., call 713-874-6099). You can also send them an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Settlement Facility will also mail attorneys of records asking them to verify their address and those of any claimants they represent. It you receive this letter, please respond immediately.
SETTLEMENT FACILITY SENDS SURVEY TO LAW FIRMS REGARDING UNCASHED OR UNCLAIMED CLAIMANT PAYMENTS IN THEIR POSSESSION
The Settlement Facility sent out emails to attorneys of record this week asking them to complete a short court-ordered survey. The survey asks attorneys to verify that they do or do not have any undistributed or uncashed claimant funds in their possession and that they not escheated claimant payments to the state. Follow the instructions carefully about what to do if you have undistributed or uncashed claimant funds in your escrow or trust account because you can't locate the claimant or the claimant is deceased and you are unable to appropriately distribute the funds. We urge all attorneys to respond to this survey within the 30 day deadline. This survey was ordered by the U.S. District Court and failure to complete and return it may result in legal action by the Finance Committee. To insure you receive it and isn't snagged by your spam filter you need to white-list all emails from the domain "sfdct.com" and "surveymonkeyuser.com" to insure delivery.
If you have any questions about this survey or about uncashed or unclaimed claimant funds in your possession, please contact the Settlement Facility directly at email@example.com.
PROBATE ISSUES FOR DECEASED CLAIMANTS
If a claimant is now deceased, the Settlement Facility accepts probate documents from the court-approved Representative of a claimant's estate. Contact the Settlement Facility directly to find out what documentation they require. You can call them directly at 866-874-6099 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR LAW FIRMS ONLY: If a client is now deceased and the probate matter is closed or too small to open a formal probate proceeding, the Settlement Facility does accept an "Estate Claims Affirmation and Agreement." This form requires the attorney of record to execute the Estate Affirmation Form certifying information about the deceased claimant and agreeing to indemnify the Settlement Facility in exchange for issuance of payment. You can download a copy of the form here:
THIS FORM IS FOR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD ONLY. If you are not an attorney but are representing the estate of a deceased claimant, contact the Settlement Facility for information on how to proceed.
STATUS OF CAC FACEBOOK'S PAGE
The CAC has de-activated our Facebook page. We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience; however, we regularly update our website with court documents and information and post all of our newsletters there as well. Our website is: www.tortcomm.org.
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.
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