This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-Q filed Nov 1, 2005.
so that the total paid does not exceed $500,000. If the total of Late Claims is less than $500,000, the unused portion of the Late Claim Reserve shall be retained by Allstate.
8. Class Members shall have the right to challenge Allstates position as to the number of months a Class Member was employed during the Class Period and/or the number of days of CAT duty worked. The Class Members basis for this challenge, along with copies of any supporting documents, must be provided to the Claims Administrator with the Class Members Claim Form. Allstate will have the opportunity to respond to the Class Members position in writing, and the Class Member will be permitted to reply to the same. Thereafter, the Referee will decide the issue based upon the written information provided, and the Referees decision shall be final, binding and non-appealable.
9. Allstate will withhold from settlement payments federal and state withholding amounts as required by federal and state tax laws.