CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Dow Corning Breast Implant / Bankruptcy Settlement
Volume 19, No. 6, August 16, 2022
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.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 DEADLINE TO RESPOND TO CLOSING ORDER 5 OR CLAIMS WILL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED
Closing Order 5 lists approximately 12,600 claim numbers that are approved for payment from the Settlement Facility but who could not be located or did not respond to correspondence from the Settlement Facility. We urge all claimants and law firms to review the list of numbers on the SF-DCT website – www.sfdct.com – to determine if your/your client's claim number is listed. If your claim number is listed in Closing Order 5, then you must contact the SF-DCT by Sept. 17, 2022 to provide a current address. If you do not contact the SF-DCT by Sept. 17, then all claims listed in Closing Order 5 will be permanently closed and no payment will be issued, even if the claimant comes forward later.
The CAC has disseminated the information about Closing Order 5 and the September 17, 2022 deadline to various media outlets. Approximately 360 of the 12,600 claimants have contacted the SF-DCT, but there are still thousands more that could lose their right to their already-approved payments. We would greatly appreciate it if all claimants and law firms could disseminate this information as well in the hopes of finding the other claimants whose claim number is listed at www.sfdct.com in Closing Order 5.
ATTORNEYS – if you cannot locate your client and their claim number is listed, then you can file a Proof of Lien form with the SF-DCT to recover attorney fees and expenses. Contact the SF-DCT at email@example.com for a copy of the Proof of Lien form.
The deadline to file a lien for claims listed in Closing Order 5 is September 17, 2022. ACT NOW TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHTS. Liens filed after this date for claims listed in Closing Order 5 will be denied.
URGENT NOTICE FOR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD AND LAW FIRMS ABOUT THE ATTORNEY AUDIT SURVEY, CLOSING ORDER 4:
The SF-DCT has sent law firms two letters with an Attorney Audit Survey enclosed. The first letter provided a deadline of June 16, 2022 to respond, and the second letter gave non-responsive law firms a 30 day grace period to comply with the court-ordered audit.
The CAC has been informed that many law firms did not respond to the survey. This is a violation of a federal court order and, consequently, the Finance Committee is preparing to take action to seek sanctions from those that did not respond.
If you received an AUDIT SURVEY from the SF-DCT, you MUST contact the SF-DCT immediately at 866-874-6099 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have or cannot find the Attorney Audit Form, contact the SF-DCT by email at: email@example.com for a copy. You do not need to copy the CAC on your response.
ATTORNEYS – PLEASE READ: SETTLEMENT FUNDS PAID TO A CLAIMANT CANNOT BE ESCHEATED PURSUANT TO BANKRUPTCY LAW AND THE SETTLEMENT PLAN LANGUAGE.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE A CLAIMANT TO ISSUE PAYMENT, YOU MUST RETURN THE UNCASHED CHECK OR RETURN ANY FUNDS DEPOSITED IN YOUR ESCROW ACCOUNT TO THE SF-DCT. If you have already escheated funds to the court or a state agency, it is your responsibility to retrieve those funds and return them to the SF-DCT.