|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
Pamela T. Young, Commissioner
TO: All Interested Parties
FROM: Vice Chairman Pamela T. Young
DATE: May 13, 2004
RE: Cone Mills Corporation
Cone Mills Corporation filed
a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
with the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
Cone Mills has been paying workers’ compensation claims with the approval of
the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Cone Mills has announced that it will no longer pay workers’ compensation claims as of June 4, 2004. The North Carolina Self-Insurance Guaranty Association is liable for “covered” claims for the period of self-insurance of Cone Mills after June 4, 2004. All claims for Cone Mills should be directed to:
Catherine R. Stuart
Stuart Law Firm, PLLC
4101 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
(919) 787-6050, Fax: (919) 787-9988
Those claimants who are currently receiving benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act should immediately contact Ms. Stuart. The North Carolina Self-Insurance Guaranty Association will secure Cone Mills’ claim files.
Questions or concerns regarding Cone Mills claims should be directed to: Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner, 919-807-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of inquiries, email communication is requested if possible, though not required.
Industrial Commission website (www.comp.state.nc.us)
will be updated as needed with additional information.
Read Chairman Buck Lattimore's October 14, 2003 Memo