Shook & Fletcher: Claims Processing

The Shook & Fletcher Asbestos Settlement Trust (the “Trust”) is pleased to announce that, starting June 1, 2024, Claims Resolution Management Corporation (“CRMC”) will serve as the claims processing facility for the Trust. The Trust’s current claims processor is Verus LLC (“Verus”); Verus began processing claims for the Trust in October 2023, when it purchased the claims processing business of MFR Claims Processing, Inc., the Trust’s long-time claims processor. To effectuate the transition to CRMC, Verus will stop accepting claims against the Trust at the close of business on April 30, 2024. In order to facilitate a smooth transition to CRMC, the Trust will pause accepting claims during May 2024, and CRMC will begin accepting claims for the Trust on June 1, 2024. CRMC has posted the necessary law firm filing documents to its website. There are two required documents for a firm to begin filing; the Hybrid Filer Agreement and User Administrator Form. Filing law firms should complete both documents and email them to so you are ready to file on June 1. To obtain those documents, please visit the Shook Trust documents page. In the interim, if you have any questions, please contact CRMC by email at or by calling (800) 536- 2722.


Please note that section 5.2(b) of the Trust’s Claims Resolution Procedures (the “CRP”) requires that all new claims must be filed with the Trust within three (3) years of the date of diagnosis. In light of the length of time the Trust has been in operation, none of the provisions of the CRP relating to any other deadlines for filing claims or any tolling of any applicable federal, state or other statutes of limitations apply, and the three-year filing deadline is a firm deadline. The Trust understands that some claims may need to be filed before the end of May 2024 to comply with the Trust’s three-year filing deadline. Please file such claims with Versus as soon as possible, and in any event before April 30, 2024. The Trust will not be able to accept claims for filing between May 1, 2024 and June 1, 2024.