Volume 8, No. 6, June 29, 2011

Contact the CAC at: or

phone: (419) 394-0717

fax:  (419) 394-1748

Sybil Niden Goldrich

Ernest Hornsby, Esq

Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.



This is the 85th e-newsletter (Vol. 8, No. 6) from the Claimants' Advisory Committee (CAC) in the Dow Corning bankruptcy Settlement Plan.  You were sent a copy of the newsletter because our records show that you requested to be on the mailing list.  If you wish to unsubscribe, click here or to reply to this newsletter, send an email to: info@tortcomm.orgPlease do not hit "Reply" to this email address.  Please use the email address:


Requests for copies of claim forms or inquiries about the status of a claim should be directed to the Settlement Facility at or 866-874-6099.  The Claimants' Advisory Committee does not have access to individual claimant files to answer these kinds of questions.





It is with great regret that we report that David Austern is retiring as the Claims Administrator at the end of June 2011.  We wish David well on his retirement, and we would like to express our sincere appreciation for his hard work and dedication, willingness to work with claimants and attorneys, and his success at the Settlement Facility in making the claims process highly professional and accurate.  The Claimants' Advisory Committee has enjoyed working with Mr. Austern the past seven years, and we know we express the sentiment of many, many claimants and law firms who feel the same way.  We are fortunate that David is willing to be a Consultant to the new Claims Administrator and Finance Committee.


The parties have selected Ann Phillips as the new Claims Administrator.  Ms. Phillips has worked at the Settlement Facility for the past 11 years as the Claims Operation Manager managing all aspects of the claims process and staff, and she is very familiar with the settlement plan.  Kim Phillips, who has worked at the MDL 926 Claims Office and the Settlement Facility since 1995, has been appointed the new Claims Operations Manager. We have tremendous confidence in Ann Phillips and Kim Phillips and their ability to continue the high standards of excellence that David Austern established, and we welcome them in their new roles as the Claims Administrator and Claims Operations Manager respectively.




If you would like to read prior CAC e-newsletters, they are available on the CAC website by clicking on "Electronic Newsletter."   We urge you to visit the CAC website ( on a regular basis to download or view relevant documents and read updates and new information.  To contact the CAC, send an email to: or send a letter to the Post Office Box address for the CAC at:


Claimants' Advisory Committee

P.O. Box 665

St. Marys, Ohio  45885

Phone Number:  (419) 394-0717

Fax Number:  (419) 394-1748



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