An Expedited Method of Proof of Claim Filing

I want to point out that if you would like Blum Collins – the law firm representing the class action group – to file a Proof of Claim on your behalf, use the survey link below.  You will need a copy of your final paycheck stub and other information such as start date, location and position.

If you sign a retainer agreement with Blum Collins and return it by April 20, 2009, they will handle filing the proof of claim for you.



8 Responses to “An Expedited Method of Proof of Claim Filing”

  1. 1 Excel Challenged 6 April 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Thomas: Your Excel spreadsheet is fantastic, especially for those of us who may be somewhat deficient in using that software. Thanks for creating it! Question for you: Other than vacation accrual for the WARN Act period, you don’t indicate a section for the value of benefits that Heller Ehrman should have provided to us through the Nov. 28, 2009 WARN Act date. Shouldn’t our individual proofs of claims include a cumulative amount for benefits such as the company contributions to our pensions, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, spousal coverage, etc.? If so, do you have any suggestions on how to calculate that?

  2. 2 Former Associate 6 April 2009 at 9:58 pm

    EC: You should definitely include those. The question is, how do you figure out what that amount is? It doesn’t show up on paychecks; I don’t think it’s in the 2008 Open Enrollment form (though the 2007 form does show the “firm pays” amount for medical, dental, and vision. But it doesn’t include the amount of other benefits they provided (life insurance, that counseling thing, etc.). My understanding is that the firm will not provide that information even if you ask for it now. Therefore, I plan on estimating based on the 2007 information I have.

  3. 3 Sad in San Diego 9 April 2009 at 10:47 am

    Thomas could you post the 2007 Open Enrollment form? No one I’ve asked has it anymore. thanks!

  4. 4 Thomas MacEntee 9 April 2009 at 11:10 am

    I will have to wait until I get home tonite and pull it from my files, scan it and then post it. Thanks!

  5. 5 Derner 15 April 2009 at 2:36 am

    Not sure I’m going to be able to find my last pay stub by April 28. It’s probably somewhere, buried under a ton of other papers. I hope I don’t need it in order to file a proof of claim on my own.

  6. 6 Thomas MacEntee 15 April 2009 at 9:06 am

    You won’t need it to file your initial claim but you may need to provide proof at a later date. If you can find an earlier paystub and then extrapolate the data from that you should be fine.


  7. 7 Blue Sky 15 April 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Will I automatically be included as part of the class action suit if I have Blum Collins file my claim?

  8. 8 Smiling at Me 15 April 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Blue Sky: Yes. In order for Blum Collins to file a proof of claim on your behalf, you will have to sign a retainer agreement with the firm. It is worth it — the Blum Collins team is super smart and dedicated to pursuing every avenue on our behalf.

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