The Supreme Court of South Carolina
I find that with the recent election of the Honorable D. Garrison Hill to the Court of Appeals of South Carolina on February 1, 2017, the asbestosis and asbestos litigation filed within the state court system must be assigned to another judge. Now therefore,
Pursuant to the provisions of S.C. CONST. Art. V, §4,
IT IS ORDERED that the Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, shall have jurisdiction in all circuits in this state to dispose of all pretrial matters and motions, as well as trials, arising out of asbestosis and asbestos litigation filed within the state court system.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that copies of all motions shall be mailed by the clerk of court receiving them to the Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal within five (5) days of filing.
This Order is effective March 3, 2017.
s/Donald W. Beatty
Donald W. Beatty
March 3, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina