NARCO: NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST

In recognition of the continuing hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 21, 2021, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following (which replaces and supersedes the Trust’s Notice dated February 24, 2021):

The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory. Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust and CRMC, the Trust will continue to accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program with CRMC.

Any statute of limitations deadlines and the deferral period pursuant to TDP Section5.3 are extended from March 23, 2020 (as per the notice dated March 27, 2020) through June 30, 2021. The Trust will assess whether to further extend the statute of limitations deadlines before June 15, 2021 and will give at least five business days’ notice if the Trust determines to further extend the deadlines.

If the COVID-19 pandemic presents an issue with regard to other deadlines,
claimants may defer the claim or seek reconsideration of such claim by selecting the appropriate option in eClaims.

The provisions of this Notice will expire on June 30, 2021.

NARCO: NARCO Trust – Claim Form and Instruction Updates

The NARCO Asbestos Trust has adopted and posted the following revised claim forms and instructions. [The updated forms and instructions can be found on the NARCO Trust’s Documents page.]

  •  Proof of Claim Form for Unliquidated Claims to be Processed Under Expedited Review
  • Instructions for Completing the NARCO Asbestos Trust Proof of Claim Form for Unliquidated Claims to be Processed under Expedited Review
  • Proof of Claim Form for Unliquidated Claims to be Processed Under Individual Review
  • Instructions for Completing the NARCO Asbestos Trust Proof of Claim Form for Unliquidated Claims to be Processed under Individual Review

NARCO: NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST

In recognition of the continuing hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective February 24, 2021, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following (which replaces and supersedes the Trust’s Notice dated December 22, 2020):

The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory. Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust and CRMC, the Trust will continue to accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program with CRMC.

Any statute of limitations deadlines and the deferral period pursuant to TDP Section 5.3 are extended from March 23, 2020 (as per the notice dated March 27, 2020) through April 30, 2021. The Trust will assess whether to further extend the statute of limitations deadlines before April 15, 2021 and will give at least five business days’ notice if the Trust determines to further extend the deadlines.

If the COVID-19 pandemic presents an issue with regard to other deadlines,
claimants may defer the claim or seek reconsideration of such claim by selecting the appropriate option in eClaims.

The provisions of this Notice will expire on April 30, 2021.

NARCO: NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST

In recognition of the continuing hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective December 22, 2020, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following (which replaces and supersedes the Trust’s Notice dated October 22, 2020):

The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory. Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust and CRMC, the Trust will continue to accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program with CRMC.

Any statute of limitations deadlines and the deferral period pursuant to TDP Section 5.3 are extended from March 23, 2020 (as per the notice dated March 27, 2020) through February 28, 2021. The Trust will assess whether to further extend the statute of limitations deadlines before February 15, 2021 and will give at least five business days’ notice if the Trust determines to further extend the deadlines.

If the COVID-19 pandemic presents an issue with regard to other deadlines, claimants may defer the claim or seek reconsideration of such claim by selecting the appropriate option in eClaims.

The provisions of this Notice will expire on February 28, 2021.

NARCO Trust COVID-19 Policy PDF

NARCO: COVID-19 Policy Update

NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST
October 22, 2020


In recognition of the continuing hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective October 22, 2020, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following (which replaces and supersedes the Trust’s Notice dated September 22, 2020):

The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory. Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust and CRMC, the Trust will continue to accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program with CRMC.

Any statute of limitations deadlines and the deferral period pursuant to TDP Section 5.3 are extended from March 23, 2020 (as per the notice dated March 27, 2020) through December 31, 2020. The Trust will assess whether to further extend the statute of limitations deadlines before December 15, 2020 and will give at least five business days’ notice if the Trust determines to further extend the deadlines.

If the COVID-19 pandemic presents an issue with regard to other deadlines, claimants may defer the claim or seek reconsideration of such claim by selecting the appropriate option in eClaims.

The provisions of this Notice will expire on December 31, 2020.

NARCO Trust COVID-19 Policy PDF

NARCO: COVID-19 Policy Update

NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST
September 22, 2020


In recognition of the continuing hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective September 22, 2020, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following (which replaces and supersedes the Trust’s Notice dated August 12, 2020):

The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory. Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust  and CRMC, the Trust will continue to accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program with CRMC.

Any statute of limitations deadlines and the deferral period pursuant to TDP Section 5.3 are extended from March 23, 2020 (as per the notice dated March 27, 2020 through November 1, 2020. The Trust will assess whether to further extend the statute of limitations deadlines before October 15, 2020 and will give at least five business days’ notice if the Trust determines to further extend the deadlines.

The calculation of time with regard to all other deadlines imposed by the TDP or Trust policies or procedures will resume on October 1, 2020.

If the COVID-19 pandemic presents an issue with regard to other deadlines,
claimants may defer the claim or seek reconsideration of such claim by selecting the appropriate option in eClaims.

The provisions of this Notice will expire on November 1, 2020.

NARCO Trust COVID-19 Policy PDF

NARCO: COVID-19 Policy Update

NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST
August 12, 2020


In recognition of the continuing hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective August 17, 2020, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following:

The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. Also, the Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory.  Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust and CRMC, the Trust will continue to accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable esignature program with CRMC.

Deadlines imposed by the TDP or Trust policies or procedures are extended through September 30, 2020. This is an extension of the deadlines, not a tolling of the deadlines. By notice dated March 27, 2020 the Trust tolled deadlines imposed by the TDP or Trust policies or procedures from March 23, 2020, for 90 days, to June 21, 2020. On June 21, 2020, the tolling ended, and the tolled times resumed running. If a time deadline occurs sometime between June 21, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the deadline is extended until September 30, 2020. The Trust will assess whether to further extend the deadlines before September 30, 2020 and will give at least five business days’ notice if the Trust determines to further extend the deadlines.

Without a further extension, the provisions of this Notice will expire on September 30, 2020. Except for deadlines extended by this Notice, absent further notice from the Trust, on September 30, 2020, the Trust will revert to its prior policies including requiring original signatures.

NARCO Trust COVID-19 Policy PDF

NARCO: COVID-19 Policy

NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST
June 24, 2020


In recognition of the hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 21, 2020, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following (which replaces and supersedes the Trust’s Notice dated March 27, 2020):

The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. The Trust continues its temporary suspension of any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory. Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust and CRMC, the Trust will continue to accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program with CRMC.

Deadlines imposed by the TDP, Trust policy or procedures are extended through August 17, 2020. This is an extension of the deadlines, not a tolling of the deadlines. By notice dated March 27, 2020 the Trust tolled deadlines imposed by the TDP, Trust policy or procedures from March 23, 2020, for 90 days, to June 21, 2020. On June 21, 2020, the tolling will end and the tolled times will resume to run. If a time deadline occurs sometime between June 21, 2020 and August 17, 2020, the deadline is extended until August 17, 2020. The Trust will assess whether to further extend the deadlines before August 17, 2020 and will give at least five business days’ notice if the Trust determines to further extend the deadlines.

Without a further extension, the provisions of this Notice will expire on August 17, 2020. Except for the deadlines extended by this Notice, absent further notice from the Trust, on August 17, 2020, the Trust will revert to its prior policies including requiring original signatures.

NARCO Trust COVID-19 Policy PDF

NARCO: COVID-19 Policy

NOTICE FROM THE NARCO ASBESTOS TRUST
March 27, 2020

In recognition of the hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 27, 2020, the NARCO Asbestos Trust adopts the following:

The Trust temporarily suspends any requirement that a document submitted to the Trust be notarized. Documents may be submitted to the Trust without notarization as provided below. The Trust temporarily suspends any requirement that a document be witnessed by more than one person or by a person unrelated to the signatory. Documents may be witnessed by one person who may be a family member.

Provided the claimant’s law firm has entered an electronic filer agreement with the Trust and CRMC, the Trust will accept documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program. Claimants’ law firms should coordinate submission of documents signed by DocuSign or by another commercially reasonable e-signature program with CRMC.

Deadlines imposed by the TDP, Trust policy or procedures are tolled for 90 days from March 23, 2020, subject to further extension by notice from the Trust. The Trust will assess whether to extend the tolled time period before the end of the 90 days.

These provisions will apply until further notice from the Trust. The Trust may prospectively revert to its prior policies and may subsequently require that the original signatures be obtained for documents submitted with electronic signatures.

NARCO Trust COVID-19 Policy PDF