Summary of JT Thorpe Job Books

Posted 08/31/2023
The Trust has compiled a list of entries listed in the Job Books. This list allows you the ability to find the work that was performed at each site, the date of the job, and job number. The list also provides which job book the entry was located and the page. This list can be located under the Claims Tab.

Summary of JT Thorpe Job Books 8.2023 (Excel)
Summary of JT Thorpe Job Books 8.2023 (PDF)

Annual Report

Posted 04/28/2023
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing on the motion to approve J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust’s Seventeenth Annual Report and Accounting is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (Updated Hearing Date) 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.

Indexed Base Case Values for Economic and Medical Loss

Posted 01/16/2023
The new indexed base cases values for 2023 are as follows:
Economic Loss Base Case- $295,000
Medical Loss Base Case- $312,000
Assumed Future Medical Loss and Funeral Expenses- $117,122

Updated User Guide

Posted 01/10/2023
In an attempt to further assist firms in submitting claims, the Trust has updated the Firm User Guide to a user friendly version for ease of use. The User Guide is located under the Claims Tab.

Reminder of Policy Regarding Claims in Certain Statuses

Posted 01/03/2023
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 The policy is as follows: The Trust can deem a claim withdrawn after the claim has been placed on “Hold/Deferred”, in “Reviewed Deficient” status, or in “Offer Made” status and remains in one of those statuses for six (6)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  After the extended period, the Trust will deem the claim withdrawn. In addition, claims that remain in an “Incomplete” status without a filing fee will be withdrawn after two weeks. Claims that remain in Incomplete with a filing fee will be withdrawn after one year.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

Timing of Requests for Consideration at Trustees’ Meetings

Posted 01/03/2023
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 2023                               Friday, January 13, 2023

          April 2023                                       Friday, March 10, 2023

          September 2023                            Friday, August 11, 2023

          November 2023                            Friday, October 13, 2023