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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

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.