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April 3, 2012

Madison County makes changes to controversial asbestos court

The Belleville News-Democrat notes ILR President Lisa Rickard’s support of a change to Madison County’s controversial “pre-assignment” of asbestos court slots.  The old system would give trial slots to trial attorneys rather than individual plaintiffs, which “created an asbestos lawsuit futures market of immense value and was at the root of the ‘cash-for-trials’ scandal that lead to the reassignment of the docket’s previous presiding judge.”

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