IMPORTANT – Creditor Change of Address Form

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Also see UPDATE 5:20PM below

We’ve just been informed that if your address has changed since you filed a claim with the Bankruptcy Court, you must complete a Creditor Change of Address Form.

In a previous communication from Blum Collins, it was stated that you could Development Specialists, Inc. with your change of address.  THIS IS INCORRECT.

The message from Heller Ehrman who is ready to distribute checks is as follows:

You may have sent to us some time in the past a change of address; however, we have recently learned that we are prohibited from sending court distributions (such as the Biggers settlement checks) to addresses that are not on the Bankruptcy Court record.

If you have changed your address at any time since filing your claim and did not update the court, you must fill out and mail to the court the attached Change of Address form as soon as possible in order to receive court distributions in a timely manner.  Distributions are due to be sent in early September.

Update at 5:20 PM PDT

In addition, John Fiero of Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones which is representing the Heller estate, highly recommends that you also send a cc of the form to the address at the bottom of the form.  The court may take a long time to do so so it is in your best interest to take this extra step.

Creditor Change of Address Form

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11 Responses to “IMPORTANT – Creditor Change of Address Form”


  1. 1 Steve Blum 20 August 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Blum Collins sent the following email blast on May 19, 2010 advising former Heller employees to let the bankruptcy court know of any change in address. This information is re-posted here for convenience. You can click the link in the posting above for a copy of the form. You should also notify Development Specialists, Inc. since they are the ones sending out the checks.

    ——————————————————-

    Blum Collins LLP

    May 19, 2010

    Dear John,

    We are pleased to report that the class members overwhelmingly supported the settlement. Fewer than 10 class members opted out of the proposed settlement by the May 13, 2010 deadline.

    As you may recall from our previous emails, the Heller bankrupt estate could have elected to void the settlement if too many class members opted out. Since the threshhold number of opt-outs was not met, however, Heller cannot now void the settlement.

    Approval of the settlement is a big step in the process for getting long ovedue payments made to class members. The next big step is the approval of a plan of liquidation.

    The Plan of Liquidation Will Soon Be Sent to Class Members:

    On May 14, 2010, the Bankruptcy Court approved the disclosure statement. The plan of liquidation, disclosure statement and order approving the disclosure statement should be mailed to class members by May 24, 2010. Ballots will be due by June 16, 2010. The ballot tally will be done by June 18, 2010.

    The Plan of Liquidation must be approved in order for the class members to be paid. We will be in touch shortly with more information about these important documents.

    Make Sure the Bankruptcy Court Has Your Address:

    In order to change your address on the Court’s records, you will need to file a Notice of Change of Address with the Bankruptcy Court. Some courts have a form for doing this on their websites, but we have not found one for the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

    If you want Heller’s lawyers to have your current address, contact Jay Wang at the Fox, Wang, & Morgan law firm. His contact info is:

    Jay J. Wang, Esq.
    Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C.
    160 West Santa Clara St., Suite 700
    San Jose, CA 95113
    DD: (408) 844-2370
    Fax: (408) 844-2371
    jwang@foxwangmorgan.com

    Help Spread the Word

    We do not have current email addresses for call class members. Please forward this email to any class members who might not be on our list by clicking the “Forward email” button below. To ensure that we have your current email and address information, please visit our website http://www.blumcollins.com and sign up for our mailing list.

    Sincerely,

    Craig M. Collins
    Blum Collins LLP

  2. 2 Thomas MacEntee 20 August 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Yes Blum Collins, we get it. You did notify everyone of the need to file a Creditor Change of Address Form three months ago.

    But you make no mention in your recent communication. So would it kill you to go the extra mile and perhaps mention it again in August?

    Understand that many ex-Hellerites are frustrated with your lack of communication and your half-assed attempts at communicating with your clients.

    We worked for attorneys and law firms for years – we were the ones who either would have been berated by attorneys for dropping the ball in this way, or we would have been fired.

  3. 3 Paladin 23 August 2010 at 10:06 am

    Agree with you, Thomas. They have done nothing to service their clients in a meaningful way. They even got a simple thing like this wrong.

    Another little bit of information of those who used Blum Collins to file their claims: Blum Collins used its own address for the “notice” section. Consequently, a fair number of claimants have Blum Collins as their address of record.

    This means a check addressed to you may be going to Blum Collins.

    Even if you haven’t moved, better check your copy of the claim form and see what address is on it. If you don’t know, better find out or you could be disappointed when the checks go out.

    Just a heads up.

  4. 4 former ass 24 August 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I’m still unclear on what meaningful contribution Blum Collins has provided.

  5. 5 P-OWED 24 August 2010 at 1:33 pm

    What would be meaningful is if Blum Collins gets us substantially more than just our priority payments.

  6. 6 Frustrated 26 August 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Blum Collins did suggest that we update our address but they did not provide the guidance we received earlier this week. Many of us live outside the San Francisco area and no information is available on the court website. This template letter probably took less than 5 minutes to draft. I guess when you’re a part of a class there’s no such thing as “client service”.

  7. 7 Heller on Wheels 30 August 2010 at 4:49 pm

    The “meaningful contribution” Blum Collins provided me was to take the word of Heller’s attorneys over mine (with documentation!) that I “left voluntarily” and thus am not entitled to WARN damages. Apparently the email directing me not to let the door hit me on the way out was just a suggestion. Oh, and it must have been exhausting for them to calculate that approximately .01% of the sabbatical fully due to me fell within priority. Yep, they’ve earned every penny.

  8. 8 Another Legal Secretary 2 September 2010 at 1:36 pm

    What’s more, when you follow Blum Collins’s advice in this letter and contact Jay Wang, you get told in no uncertain terms by Mr. Wang that your communication is improper. What the hell did hiring these guys gain us? Not a blessed thing.

  9. 9 P-Owed 2 September 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Anyone know if we are not on track anymore to get our priority payments by September 17?

  10. 10 FYI 2 September 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Still anticipated by 9/15 per:

    Kyle Everett

    Development Specialists, Inc.

    235 Pine Street, Suite 1150

    San Francisco, CA 94104

    415.981.2717 Phone

    415.981.2718 Facsimile

  11. 11 FYI 2 September 2010 at 4:09 pm

    “Yes, they are in process and as I said, are still targeted to be distributed by or before 9/15”

    Kyle Everett
    Development Specialists, Inc.
    235 Pine Street, Suite 1150
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    415.981.2717 Phone
    415.981.2718 Facsimile


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