This post is the latest, and perhaps the most important, follow-up to the long saga of the San Allen workers compensation litigation.
As you may recall the class in this litigation consists of Ohio employers who were not group-rated during some or all of the period of 2002-2008. The class prevailed in both the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and the Court of Appeals. Rather than continue to slug it out in the Ohio Supreme Court, the State and the plaintiff class in the San Allen v. BWC litigation recently reached a tentative settlement in the amount of $420 Million Dollars.
Proof of Claim forms have now been mailed to all members of the class and companies should receive it shortly if they have not received it already. It is essential that employers fill out this form and return it by October 22, 2014 if they wish to make a claim. Although somewhat reduced by the settlement, the potential recovery for many employers is still quite substantial. The information accompanying the form also provides a website address that employers can visit to verify the amount of their claims.
A Final Approval Hearing for the settlement is scheduled in front of Judge McMonagle of the Cuyahoga County of Common Pleas on November 19, 2014.
The Proof of Claim form asks for a company representative to certify certain information and to provide banking information so that restitution funds can be electronically transferred.
The attorney’s at Cors & Bassett are available to assist any employers who may have questions regarding the litigation or completing the Proof of Claim form. Please contact David Schmitt at 513-852-2587 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.