CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Dow Corning Breast Implant / Bankruptcy Settlement
Volume 19, No. 7, September 7, 2022
Email: email@example.com 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
The deadline to respond to Closing Order 5 is just days away – SEPTEMBER 17, 2022.
It is URGENT that all claimants respond to Closing Order 5 before September 17, 2022. Claimants whose SID (claim) number is listed in Closing Order 5 must contact the Settlement Facility on or before SEPTEMBER 17, 2022. Failure to do so will result in the claim being permanently closed.
It is also URGENT that all law firms examine their client's SID numbers to ensure if any are listed in Closing Order 5.
If your SID (claim) number is listed in Closing Order 5, then you must take action by September 17, 2022 by contacting the Settlement Facility at 866-874-6099 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete list of all SID (claim) numbers affected by Closing Order 5 is on the Settlement Facility website, www.sfdct.com.
What is Closing Order 5? 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.
The CAC has disseminated the information about Closing Order 5 and the September 17, 2022 deadline to various media outlets. Approximately 400 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 or download the form on our website at www.tortcomm.org.
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.
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.