St. Clair 's asbestos docket inactive

The Madison County Record Mar. 3, 2005, 3:39am

According to a report by the Illinois Civil Justice League, St. Clair County's asbestos docket is inactive.

"Following in the footsteps of Madison County and other jurisdictions, including Cook County, Baltimore, New York City and the State of Massachusetts, St. Clair County's Court system has created an "inactive asbestos docket" to help manage the asbestos caseload," the report stated.

Phone calls to 20th Circuit Chief Judge Jan Fiss, who reportedly signed the order, were not returned by press time. According to the ICJL, Fiss said the action "is justified to control its docket and to manage involving asbestos-related conditions that have not progressed to a state of measurable physical impairment or disability."

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