Condolences to the Austern Family
CRMC is sad to announce the death of a most trusted, loyal and devoted member of its family,
David T. Austern.
David was one of the nation’s top experts on asbestos tort litigation. In 1987, he became General Counsel of the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, a position he held until his death. Between 2000 and 2007, David also served as President of CRMC.
The staff of CRMC extends our deepest condolences and sympathies to David's family.
The Trustees of the USM Trust have posted
a reminder notice regarding the upcoming filing deadline. Please click the link to view that notice.
The Manville Trust will resume payments for Electronic filers the week of January 7th. Paper filer payments will resume the week of January 14th.
The Manville Trust has reached its Maximum
Annual Payment (MAP) amount for 2012. Therefore, any claim with a status of
"Awaiting Offer Funding" will not receive payment until 2013. Claims at this
status will be carried over to 2013 and placed at the head of the FIFO payment
queue. Please refer to the 2002 TDP Section H.8 for further details.
Updated on 05/15/12
The following document provides information on the change to the pro rata share
for the C.E. Thurston & Sons Asbestos Trust.
Notice of Offer
Resumption and New Payment Percentage
Updated on 03/27/12
The Trustees of the Manville Trust have amended the 2002 TDP by adding a new
Section H.8, which is a Maximum Annual Payment provision. Section H.3 has
been amended as well, to conform.
2002 Trust Distribution
Process (TDP) (Revised January 2012)
Updated on 11/09/11
The C.E. Thurston & Sons Asbestos Trust POC has been updated to reflect
the following changes. The changes are:
--- in page 7,
changing “Son’s” to
--- in Page 15 revising the beginning of the Diagnosed Injuries section.
Revised POC form
Proof of Claim Form - Rev.
Updated on 9/20/11
The Trustees of the Manville Trust
have decided to retain the 7.5% payment percentage as of September 19, 2011.
Updated on 7/21/11
The Manville Trust is required, under Section H.1(d) of the 2002 Manville Trust Distribution Process, at least every three years to re-estimate the values of its total assets and its total liabilities and determine whether a revised pro rata payment percentage should be applied to past, present or future claims. The Trust last performed such a re-estimation in 2008. The Trust has retained a consultant to project its future claims, and is reviewing the consultant’s findings with the Selected Counsel for the Beneficiaries and the Legal Representative of Future Claimants (the “Trust Advisors”). When it completes that re-estimation and reviews with and receives concurrence of the Trust Advisors, the Trust will announce its determination.
Updated on 6/09/11
The Trustess of the manville Trust have amended the 2002 TDP by adding secion C.
Manville Trust Distribution Process (TDP) Amendment Secondary Exposure Claims
For any claim that meets the SOE requirement based on secondary exposure, a new filing document will be required. That form will be the MV-Bystander Verification Form a sample of which is available on the CRMC website. On this form, the claimant or their representative will affirm the exposure entered into the e-claims application by the law firm. Once submitted, the form will be reviewed and either accepted or rejected. Bystander Verfication Form
Updated on 7/29/10
The Trustees of the Manville Trust have issued their policy regarding the
evaluation of foreign (where primary exposure took place outside the United
States or Canada) claims. This policy and the process to be followed can
be found under the Documents tab, Manville Trust, Letter F or by clicking here :
Foreign Claim Evaluation & Process
The Trustees of the United States Mineral Products Company have set their pro rata
payment percentage at 12.5%. CRMC will begin accepting claims on Thursday, July
Updated on 7/02/10
---An overview of filing with the USM trust is available. Please click here to view.
Updated on 7/01/10
---CRMC has posted the video from yesterdays webinar with electronic and hybrid
filers for filing with USM. You will need Windows Media Player to view the
video. Please note, there is no video for the first few minutes until the system
Updated on 5/18/10
--The updated version of the C.E. Thurston & Sons Asbestos Trust Approved Site List (5/18/10) is posted on
CE Thurston Documents Tab S
Updated on 4/7/2010
---Two new documents Data Availability Agreement and Data Availability Policy are
posted on Manville Trust Documents Tab D
Updated on 3/26/2010
---Manville Trust Revised Statute of Limitations ("SOL") Policy is posted
on Manville Trust Documents Tab S
Updated on 11/05/09
---A new version of batch tools is available for bulk upload at
Manville Documents Tab B & E and CE Thurston Documents
Tab B & E
Updated on 2/26/09
---The C.E. Thurston & Sons Asbestos Trust has revised section 7.1(a)(2) of
the TDP to extend the deadline for filing unexpired, prepetition claims from March
31, 2009 to November 16, 2009 as follows:
If a claim was not barred by the applicable statute of limitations at the Petition
Date, it will be treated as timely filed if it is actually filed with the Trust
within three (3) years after the Initial Claims Filing Date, i.e. if filed by November
To see the complete revised TDP, click on the CE Thurston
Documents Tab T - Trust Distribution Procedures, Revision 1b
Updated on 2/19/09
--- A new document has been added to the Manville Documents
Tab M regarding offers placed on temporary hold – Dr. R. Michael Kelly
Updated on 12/30/08
---A new document has been added to the Manville Documents
Tab F regarding the initial processing of Manville claims with foreign (non-U.S.
or non-Canadian) exposure.
---An updated version of the Manville Trust claim form and instructions is now available.
The change relates to initial processing of Manville claims with foreign (non-U.S.
or non-Canadian) exposure. This has been posted on the Manville
Documents Tab P
Updated on 11/11/08
--- The Manville Trust changed its policy with respect to
requiring a SSN for claimants exposed in the United States. This position
was based on a legal opinion that individuals without SSN’s who were exposed
to Johns-Manville asbestos in the United States may file a claim against the Trust.
This can occur in unusual instances, such as when a claimant is a foreign citizen
who worked temporarily in the United States. Claimants in such circumstances
are subject to increased evidentiary requirements to support their asbestos exposure
allegations. If you are an electronic filer you will receive a notice
via the message board indicating that a MV-Exposure Document is required.
Examples of evidence that would be sufficient for meeting this requirement would
include: work history records, deposition materials, affidavits, etc.
Furthermore, claimant duplicate checking continues using the claimant’s first
name, middle initial, last name and date of birth.
Updated on 10/15/08
---An updated version of the Manville Trust release forms are now available. The
updated forms have been posted on the Manville Documents
Updated on 7/10/08
---The Manville Trust 2002 TDP claim form has been revised to include a new occupation
code of environmental bystander. Please review the occupation definition before
using this new code. The revised Occupation Definitions
2002 TDP has been posted on the Manville Documents Tab
Updated on 4/8/08
---An updated version of the Manville Trust claim form is now available. The main
change to the form is that additional exposure information is required for bystanders.
This has been posted on the Manville Documents Tab P
---An updated version of the Manville Trust SOE affidavits are now available. The
exposure section has been updated to capture some additional information. This has
been posted on the Manville Documents Tab S
Updated on 3/13/08
---New 1995 and 2002 Manville TDP Release forms at 7.5% payment have been posted
on the Manville Documents Tab R
***IMPORTANT NOTICE- MANVILLE TRUST *** The Trustees of the Manville Trust, with
the concurrence of the Selected Counsel for the Beneficiaries (“SCB”)
and the Legal Representative of Future Claimants (“Legal Representative”),
have approved effective immediately, an increase in the pro rata payment percentage
from 5% to 7.5%. On Monday, March 10th, changes were implemented
to e-Claims that will: (1) automatically set the pro rata payment percentage to
7.5% for all future offers and (2) re-issue outstanding offers at 7.5%. In
addition, we will identify claims by law firm that are eligible for a retroactive
supplemental payment adjustment of 2.5%. Procedures adopted by the Trustees,
with the concurrence of the SCB and the Legal Representative, regarding retroactive
supplemental payments has been posted on the Manville Documents
C.E. Thurston & Sons - Visit our website for further information C. E. Thurston & Sons Asbestos Trust
---C.E. Thurston & Sons Third Party Requests for Claimant Information
document has been posted on the CE Thurston
Documents Tab T -Third Party Requests for Claimant Information
Documents that have been revised and are now available
under the Documents tab/C.E. Thurston Trust include:
---ADR Procedure - November 2007
for C. E. Thurston & Sons
---Proof of Claim Form - Rev. 1
---Proof of Claim Instruction - Rev. 1a(revision to Part 5)
Affidavit from Law Firm Rev. 1
Electronic Filer Agreement (EFA) Rev. 1
Hybrid Filer Agreement Rev. 1
Release and Affirmation
---Ship and Shipyards
---Procedure For Adding A Site To The Approved Site List
---Limited Exposure Site Form
---Approved Site List
---Third Party Requests for Claimant Information
---Site Verification Form Rev. 1
---Site Verification Spreadsheet