Reminder: File Your Proof of Claim

Reminder that the deadline to file a Proof of Claim with the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California is April 27, 2009.

Start here for more information on how to access the proof of claim form and how to file.  

If you’ve signed a retainer agreement to join the class action suit with Blum Collins, or if you think you’ll join the suit at a later date, you must still file a proof of claim!



6 Responses to “Reminder: File Your Proof of Claim”

  1. 1 Mr. Jones 2 April 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Should the claim be sent certified mail or some similar method?

  2. 2 Travis Bickle 2 April 2009 at 8:20 pm

    If I do not sign a retainer agreement with Blum Collins, can I still be considered part of the class unless I opt out? When is this opt out deadline?

  3. 3 ex-associate 2 April 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Isn’t Blum Collins filing the individual claims for those people who signed the retainer?

  4. 4 Turtle Dove 2 April 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Mr. Jones: Yes, send your signed and completed Proof of Claim form via certified mail, return-receipt requested.

    Travis Bickle: If and when a class is certified in bankruptcy court, yes, all staff, associates and special counsel will be considered part of the class unless they affirmatively opt-out. I don’t know how the opt-out deadline will be determined. Stay turned. Or, for more detail, I’d suggest you call Blum Collins directly.

    Ex-Associate: Yes, it is my understanding that Blum Collins will be contacting all former Heller Ehrman employees who signed retainer agreements to ensure timely and correct filing of the Proof of Claim forms. For more detail, I’d suggest you call Blum Collins directly.

  5. 5 Observer_1 3 April 2009 at 12:02 am

    I do not think you should send your proof of claim certified-return receipt or registered mail. That just slows it down in the mail. Getting a proof of mailing card at the post office is worthwhile, though, just in case you need to prove you mailed the claim in time.

    What you really want to do is mail the claim with two copies, a stamped self-addressed return envelope, and a short cover note asking the clerk to return a file-stamped copy of your claim to you in the reply envelope. Return of the copy to you is the best proof of timely filing of your claim.

  6. 6 Thomas MacEntee 3 April 2009 at 8:11 am

    I agree with Observer – I filed my separate proof of claim – just as backup – and it appeared on the Claims Register several days later. You can view the latest claims register here:

    I should have more information on how those who signed retainer agreements with Blum Collins can get their proofs of claim filed later today.


    Thomas MacEntee/Heller Drone

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