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Reminder of Policy Regarding Claims in Certain Statuses

Posted 06/23/2021
The Trust would like to remind firms regarding the policy on the length of time claims are allowed to remain in certain statuses. The policy is as follows: The Trust can deem a claim withdrawn after the claim has been placed on “Hold/Deferred”, in “Reviewed Deficient” status, or in “Offer Made” status and remains in one of those statuses for six (6) months.  Upon request and for good cause, the Trust may extend this period for an additional six (6) months.  After the extended period, the Trust will deem the claim withdrawn. In addition, claims that remain in an “Incomplete” status without a filing fee will be withdrawn after two weeks. Claims that remain in Incomplete with a filing fee will be withdrawn after one year. According to the Trust Distribution Procedures, the existing statute of limitations for the claim will not be affected by the withdrawal, only its place in the FIFO queue.  “A claimant can withdraw a Trust Claim at any time upon written notice to the Trust and file another claim subsequently without affecting the status of the claim for statute of limitations purposes, but any such claim filed after the withdrawal shall be given a place in the FIFO Processing Queue based on the date of such subsequent filing.  TDP Section 6.3 Any claim that is withdrawn or rejected may be resubmitted, but a new $250 filing fee will be required. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Trust at support@524gtrust.com

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY POLICY CHANGES REGARDING ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES AND DIRECT MAILING OF RELEASES AS WELL AS THE TEMPORARY POLICY CHANGES REGARDING MEDICARE CERTIFICATIONS – COVID- 19

Posted 06/18/2021
In continuing to recognize the ongoing response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and related governmental restrictions, the Trust has determined that in order to continue to provide for the continuity of operations and to continue to fulfill the primary purpose of the Trust to pay the Trust’s claimants, the Trust has extended its temporary policy of the Electronic Signatures and Direct Mailing of Releases as well as its temporary policy regarding Medicare Certifications to September 30, 2021, or such prior or subsequent date as is determined at the sole discretion of the Trust. The Trust may revert to its prior policies at any time in its sole discretion.

Modified Successor in Interest Documentation Policy

Posted 05/13/2021
As a reminder, the Trust has historically accepted the following documentation to support a successor in interest signing a release:

  • California Probate Code Section 13110 affidavits, properly completed under California law, and similar affidavits properly completed under that laws of other states;
  • Letters testamentary and other documentation from probate proceedings definitively adjudicated by state courts of competent jurisdiction; and
  • California CCP Section 377.32 affidavits, filed and accepted with a California court of competent jurisdiction, and similar affidavits filed and accepted by courts of competent jurisdiction in other states.

In addition to continuing to accept the above listed documentation in support of a successor in interest signing a release, earlier this year the Trust also began accepting a form of affidavit from a successor in interest for this purpose.  As is indicated in the form, changes to the form pursuant to the instructions in the form to accurately reflect the circumstances and status of the successor in interest is allowed.  The current form of Successor in Interest Affidavit is linked below.

In continuing to recognize the ongoing response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and related governmental restrictions, the Trust will accept electronic signatures for the form of Successor in Interest Affidavit consistent with the Trust’s Electronic Signature Policy as it applies to releases.

Trust Affidavit Form

Annual Report

Posted 04/29/2021
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing on the motion to approve J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust’s Fifteenth Annual Report and Accounting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. before the United States Bankruptcy Court Judge, the Honorable Sheri Bluebond, at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division, located at 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 in Courtroom 1539..

New Address

Posted 03/12/2021
Please note, the Trust office has moved.
Please use the below address for all future correspondence.
560 Hammill Lane
Reno, Nevada 89511

Modified Successor in Interest Documentation Policy

Posted 03/08/2021
As a reminder, the Trust has historically accepted the following documentation to support a
successor in interest signing a release:

  • California Probate Code Section 13110 affidavits, properly completed under California law, and similar affidavits properly completed under that laws of other states;
  • Letters testamentary and other documentation from probate proceedings definitively adjudicated by state courts of competent jurisdiction; and
  • California CCP Section 377.32 affidavits, filed and accepted with a California court of competent jurisdiction, and similar affidavits filed and accepted by courts of competent jurisdiction in other states.

In addition to continuing to accept the above listed documentation in support of a successor in interest signing a release, the Trust will now also accept a form of Trust Affidavit from a successor in interest for this purpose. The form of Trust Affidavit is linked below.

In continuing to recognize the ongoing response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and related governmental restrictions, the Trust will accept electronic signatures for the form of Trust Affidavit consistent with the Trust’s Electronic Signature Policy as it applies to releases.

Trust Affidavit Form

Indexed Base Case Values for Economic and Medical Loss

Posted 01/18/2021
The new indexed base cases values for 2021 are as follows:
Economic Loss Base Case- $257,000
Medical Loss Base Case- $293,000
Assumed Future Medical Loss and Funeral Expenses- $110,193

ACH Requirements

Posted 1/07/2021

  • Effective on January 1, 2021, the Trust will only be disbursing claim payments and filing fee refunds by ACH. 
  • If you have not provided your firm’s ACH instructions to the Trust yet, kindly contact Barbara Malm, CFO, support@524gtrust.com, 775-324-5511, with any questions or for assistance in submitting the banking information on the Trust’s form by encrypted mail.
  • The completed form must be returned to the Trust in Word format by email to Barbara Malm.
  • The email must be sent by a firm partner or, if from another firm representative, a firm partner must be copied on the email.
  • If you file with any other Reno Asbestos Trusts, only one form is necessary.

ACH Request Form

Timing of Requests for Consideration at Trustees’ Meetings

Posted 01/05/2021
Any requests for revisions to Trust policies or procedures, physician certification, modifications to an approved list, and/or Trust Distribution Procedures/Matrix interpretations or questions to be considered during the Trustees’ meeting must be received by the Trust on or before the deadline, listed below.

For requests to be considered at future Trustees’ meetings, the schedule is as follows:

          Trustees’ Meeting                          Deadline for Requests

          February 2021                               Friday, January 15, 2021

          April 2021                                       Friday, March 12, 2021

          September 2021                            Friday, August 13, 2021

          November 2021                            Friday, October 15, 2021 

Deferring Claims Update

Posted 01/01/2021
In order to move a claim to deferred you must provide the following information:

  1. Claimant’s Name
  2. Claimant’s DOB
  3. Claimant’s SSN
  4. Claimed Disease
  5. Apply $250 filing fee
  6. List at least one site/ship of exposure

The filing fee will be forfeited if the claim is withdrawn or exceeds the time limitations in the deferred queue. A claim may remain in Deferred for six months, the firm may request an additional six months. If the claim has not been resubmitted after one year, the claim will be withdrawn.