Archive for June, 2010

Class Action Ballot Deadline Looms

The following communication has been received from Blum Collins in regards to the Class Action ballot deadline.  Please read the contents of the message below for instructions on how ballotting works.

If you have not done so already, please return your blue ballot this week for accepting the plan of liquidation of Heller Ehrman LLP.  The plan administrator must receive your ballot by June 16, 2010.  Many of you will need to mail the ballot by tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8, 2010, to ensure that it arrives in time.

How to Get Your Ballot

A blue-colored ballot was mailed to you by the plan administrator.  If you didn’t receive it, you should download and print a replacement ballot by clicking this link (or pasting it in the address bar of your browser):

When you download it and print it, it needn’t actually be on blue paper.

To Fill Out Your Ballot

To fill out your ballot, you will need two numbers from the Exhibit 1 notice which all class members should have received in the mail a few weeks ago (with the April 9, 2010 Notice to Plaintiff Class of Proposed Settlement).  This is the Exhibit that explained your specific dollar amounts for the settlement of the employee class action.  In bankruptcy, your vote is weighted in part by the dollar amount of your claims.

View a Sample Exhibit 1

To view a copy of a sample Exhibit 1, along with our handwritten notes, please click this link (or paste it into the address bar of your internet browser):

On the reverse side of your blue ballot, write down the dollar figure from Line 11 of your Exhibit 1 into the blank on the blue ballot for “Class 7.”  Your copy of Exhibit 1 will not contain line numbers, but you can figure out which line is Line 11 by comparing your Exhibit 1 with the sample Exhibit 1 linked to this email above.

Next, write down the dollar figure from Line 12 of your Exhibit 1 into the blank on the blue ballot for “Class 8.”

For now, you needn’t do anything with your Line 10 figure.  This part of your claim falls in a different class that does not vote.

Check the “Vote to Accept” box next to both the Class 7 and Class 8 lines, and then fill out the “Step C: Complete Balloting Information” on the blue ballot.

Finally, be sure to sign the blue ballot, and then mail it (no fax or email) to the address at the bottom of the blue ballot so that it arrives before June 16, 2010.

Call Us if You Need Your Line 11 and Line 12 Info

If you cannot locate your Exhibit 1 which was sent to you a few weeks ago, telephone Annette Weber in our office:  213-995-5052 ext. 4.  She will give you the dollar amount of your Line 11 figure (which you would insert in the Class 7 blank on the ballot) and your Line 12 figure (which you would insert in the Class 8 blank on the ballot).

Life preserver.jpg
Remember the words of Rev. Frank Scott (Gene Hackman in The Poseidon Adventure):

". . . sitting on our butts is not going to help us either. Maybe by climbing out of here, we can save ourselves. If you've got any sense, you'll come along with us."

Contact Us!

Send us your information as to job leads, networking, or just plain vent!
Go ahead, say it!
Add to Technorati Favorites
Bloggers' Rights at EFF


This blog has been created by Thomas MacEntee.

Recent Comments

Terms of Service

Heller Highwater (
Last Modified: September 14, 2008

- Don't be a dill weed.

- Treat other people the way you want to be treated.

- Ladies and children first.

- This is a rescue, not a bitch session.

- Help don't harm.

- Save the snarks for the attorneys and Above The Law.

Heller Highwater is not:

- a place to practice viscious and vindictive "whisper down the lane" rumour-mongering;

- a place to bad mouth co-workers;

- a place for diatribes against specific people or specific incidents;

- a place to heap pity on poor Heller Ehrman staff by outsiders;

- a place that discriminates or sets margins noting who is outside and who is inside - we even welcome supportive Heller Ehrman attorneys!;

- meant to further the demise of Heller Ehrman, LLP.

Heller Highwater is:

- a place for support, a place of empowerment, a place of passion;

- a place to learn about job leads, resume preparation, skill building, training, new opportunities, and how to succeed in a new workplace;

- a place to keep up on the latest news as to how Heller Ehrman management intends to treat its support staff as it winds down its operations - will it be every woman for herself? or will it be "let me hold the door for you and is there anything else I can do for you"?

- a place of refuge.

Note: in no way, shape or form is Heller Highwater sanctioned, supported or even recognized, (but it is very likely monitored) by the management of Heller Erhman, LLP. The opinions represented here and on each and every page of Heller Highwater do not constitute the opinions of Heller Ehrman, LLP or its shareholders or its management. In addition, the comments left by visitors do not reflect the opinions of Heller Highwater.