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Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT)
Recent Dow Settlement News:
The Claimants Advisory Committee (CAC) is pleased to announce that after many months of working with the Finance Committee, they have indicated that they will recommend to the District Court that 50 – 100% of Premium Payments be paid to eligible claimants in 2012 or 2014. The Finance Committee will file a motion by the end of June 2011, as required by the Plan, with more details about the recommendation. We do not know anything more about the specifics at this time.
Premium Payments in the Dow Settlement include a possible additional payment on approved Disease claims, possible increased severity payments (for those with approved Disease claims whose symptoms or disease have worsened), and a possible additional payment on approved Rupture claims.
We believe it is likely that Dow Corning will object to making Premium Payments now. We do not have a schedule for a hearing at this time, but the Plan does require that Dow Corning cooperate in an expedited process for review of this issue and to an expedited hearing. We hope to have this issue fully briefed and argued to the District Court by the fall of 2011.
It is important to note that this is the first step to determine whether and when Premium Payments will be paid. The earliest that they could be paid would be in 2012. Please keep your address and other contact information up-to-date with the Settlement Facility so that payments will not be delayed. If you have not completed the Address Verification Form that was mailed to you, please do so immediately. You can obtain a copy from the Settlement Facility by contacting them toll-free at 1-866-874-6099
Relevant deadlines from the June 1, 2004 “Effective Date”
June 2, 1014Explant 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 30, 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)
How long you will have from "NOS"Deadlines from your receipt of "Notification of Status"
Time to provide Acceptable Proof of Manufacturer (POM) for a Dow Corning implant (Class 5).
Deadline to cure "Deficiencies" in an Explant Claim (Class 5).
Deadline to cure "Deficiencies" in a Disease Claim (Class 5).
You must be a registered claimant in the MDL 926 Revised Settlement Program, and
Already filed a Disease Claim prior to the 12/15/2010 deadline and received a deficiency notice
Submitted additional supporting medical records prior to 12/15/2010 and received a denial in 2011
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